In case you missed my appearance last night on Dr. Drew .... here's my take:
This is the poison fruit of the left's decades long war on American values and morality. The problem is not guns. The problem is our societal glorification of violence and death. We need to recover love of life and respect for human beings in the society, and teach such things in schools.
Our societal nihilism is what leads to these attacks.
American children are fed a daily diet of violence from early childhood on. A non-stop feed of gratuitous, mindless violence on television, in movies, on the internet, and particularly video games, dehumanizes and desensitizes. How many open chest cavities do we need to see on CSI or Law and Order? When I was a kid, Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock could scare the living daylights out of you without so much as a knife or gun drawn. Add to that the porn culture .......
Hollywood, the music industry, the lack of morality and virtue, the breakdown of the family and a reckless abandonment of the mentally ill. In the late 20th century, psychiatric hospitals got a very bad name; the left decided the mental institutions were wrong, cruel. Institutionalizing someone became "the bogey man." These hospitals were closed, and we basically tossed our mentally ill onto the street. We medicated them and then threw them to the wolves. Now we’re raising a generation of mentally ill children, with limited mental health resources and a system whose hands are tied until AFTER the tragedy happens.
Outlawing guns will not deter criminals, who will not hesitate to obtain illegal guns. It will just render the populace more defenseless.