Posted 5 years ago on Dec. 14, 2012, 1:49 p.m. EST by OTP
from Tampa, FL
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Look at this chart: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate
Plenty of almost NO regulation countries have much lower rates than we do. We are a violent-ass country. Most countries you arent afraid to walk down the streets at night.
And my defending myself, in my home, has nothing to do with some asshole killing people. Just like my smoking a joint has nothing to do with cartels killing people over territories.
Im just saying, that if you want to take it from all the people who simply want to be able to defend their family, the power hungry people will still get their hands on them is they wish.
Would it be harder to get them? Maybe. Would it lead to a lot of violence and another underground market that leads to many more deaths? Im not sure. The amount of death from the weed trade is staggering. And thats just pot.
Im just saying that people seem to be getting more and more violent. Road rage, UFC is the most popular sport, people beating each other on daytime television. Throw in a crumbling economy that is going to run out of Fed injection effectiveness soon, and you may find yourself living in a dangerous neighborhood.
There is something going on here, something that is deeper than simple gun control. There is a shift in how we deal with things, what our expectations of other people are, and how we choose to deal with our frustrations.
Take a pill only works for so long. And it avoids having to deal with the issues. Why are so many people going mad?
Forget for a second what it is they are using in their attacks. They are going mad. People are going crazy. This forum is pretty tame compared to some of the political ones. Go on there and look at how people talk to each other.
Go turn on the radio and hear the messages of pop music (ie popular culture). Jersey Shore is/was a hit. Watch it. Watch how these guys react to competition and challenges.
All of this media is messaging. Its constant messaging telling people how to talk, how to act, what to do, how to think. And that messaging is pretty fucked right now.
Look at how popular rap has become. Mainstream products are using Dre songs in their commercials. A guy who grew to fame by bragging about killing people and fuckin hoes. "Bitches and Shit but Hoes and Tricks"....this guy's songs are on primetime commericials now.
Check out ABC Family Channel's lineup. Secret Life - "Love triangles, drama, and scandalous rumors -- there's never a dull moment at Grant High!" Another show is Pretty Little Liars. This is ABC family- yes- family, mind you. The channel for little kids.
There is something much deeper than just simply gun violence going on here. Im not saying ban guns or dont. Im saying that this country is literally falling into a cultural cesspool.