Originally Posted by CheeseForSteeze
I won't deny people kill people with guns and banning and destroying large amounts of guns (as long as it would take) would reduce the number of people killed with guns. I don't think, however, it would make us a less violent society in general and that really should be the goal. Gun control, IMO, has become its own ends and not the means to anything.
This. As has been pointed out many times in this thread, there's more going on than just the availability of guns. Whether it's "gun culture", contempt for failure, lack of a safety net, too many video games/violent movies, excessive political correctness in parenting, or whatever -- something else is causing people to snap
. The availability of guns just makes the snappage a dangerous event.