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Message 303 of 310 (669756)
08-02-2012 11:32 AM

It's about responsibility
As I posted back in Message 108, the problem is not the guns but the current US society.
It is not so much about guns as it is about US society and culture IMHO. As I mentioned over in Message 164 of the Colorado thread, when I was growing up guns were near ubiquitous and not just out in the boonies. Just about every family I knew had a gun rack in the den or shotgun by the door, kids often went out hunting often alone or in pairs, seeing a '94 or Marlin in the gun rack of a pickup sitting with doors unlocked and windows open was far more common than seeing a pickup without one, seeing someone wearing a holster and a S&W 1917 or even a Colt slabside wouldn't even rate notice. But there weren't that many shootings and if you touched someones gun without permission you should expect a slap alongside the head from the nearest adult, related or unrelated.
In the US there seems to be a mantra of personal freedom, but not even any discussion about the personal responsibilities that should accompany those freedoms.
Until we return to instilling a culture of personal responsibility (whether it involves guns, drugs or the most deadly of all, driving) the US will remain a dangerous and deadly place.
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