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Published: Thursday, June 12 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

Updated: Thursday, June 12 2014 11:57 a.m. MDT

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Mountanman
Hayden, ID

We will continue to have these shootings because America is in a steep cultural and moral decline! In Switzerland it is required by law to have a gun in every home yet they have the lowest crime rates in the world so it can not be the lack of ever more gun control laws, which never work! Because America is saturated with morally bankrupted (moral relativism) people, the only solution is armed guards in our schools. Good guys with guns is the only way to stop bad guys with guns because bad people will ALWAYS get guns or knives or pressure cooker bombs or whatever, period!

Mark B
Eureka, CA

M-man's theory only holds up if he can show that Swiss parents raise their children differently from American ones, and that's assuming his thesis regarding guns is true. He didn't bother to prove it.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

Where did the firearms or bullets attack? When did they become cogent?

Everytown does not promote gun safety, the NRA does. Everytown promotes citizen control.

Why did Governor Moonbeam veto a bill keeping drunks from getting guns?

There was an article in the print version of the DN this morning – could not find it in the on-line version, must have been posted 4 weeks ago – talking about how Americans like TV programming with ambiguous morality, shows like breaking bad, etc.

When we want amorality in our programming, when we feast on the sex and violence in Game of Thrones or Spartacus, the lack of respect for the law shown in the Sopranos, etc., when we fill out ears with profane and misogynistic rap, what can we respect? Our moral decline has EVRYTHING to do with the violence, and gun ownership or availability has little or nothing to do with it.

As MM points out, when we have such a moral decline, what should we expect? As ye sow, even so shall ye reap. The law of the harvest.

Schnee
Salt Lake City, UT

@lost in DC
Nice rant, just one problem... most violent crime has declined sharply the past 20 years. These mass shootings are pretty much the lone exception.

Matt9898
Salt lake, UT

Mountain Man: America is in no more of a decline and it's kids are no more crazy than the rest of the developed world. My gosh, compared to the UK and Germany we are, well, Puritans. What differentiates us is the amazing access to guns and ammunition that kids in no other civilized country have. If you are pleased with the consequences of this, then by all means say and do nothing.

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