It occurred to me on the way home that this thread was doomed from the start, except as a way to let off steam.
If any kind of study was ever done of the problem, the two most likely conclusions/recommendations would be some combination of increased gun control or increased social support. Both are right-wing anathema. So it's a no-win situation for them.
Fuckit. What'll happen will happen. I'm just glad I live here, not there.
Obviously people in the US still feel safer with lots of guns.
I personally fail to understand this and would much rather go up against a criminal with a knife or better still live in a safer society with much less chance of going up against anyone.
I too am just glad I don't live there.
Honestly armed police in every school, whoopie.
What does that say of the society in general?
It says to me that fundamental change is needed in the way people are taught and educated in school and in society in general (TV, mass media, movies).