Why weren't there mass school shootings before the 70's? People had guns before the 70's?
They even had military style semi automatic weapons. What did change was that the leftists in the media started pushing more, and more violence on us through music, TV, film, and video games.
Films like Taxi driver, godfather, natural born killers, reservoir dogs, pulp fiction, Django, etc, etc.
Aurora Colorado theater shooter James Homes was obviously influenced by the film the Dark Knight.
Columbine High shooters, Dylan Klebold, and Eric Harris were heavily influenced by Marilyn Manson, and first person shooter video games like Doom.
Ronald Reagan shooter, John Hinkley Jr, was so obsessed with Jody foster in Taxi driver that he was trying to impress her by shooting Ronald Reagan.
John Lennon Shooter, Mark David Chapman was influenced by the book the Cather in the rye, and the Beatles song Helter Skelter
Why is the left ignoring that in their crusade to rob millions of responsible gun owners of their liberty? Why didn't Obama even mention it?
Maybe we should be talking about limiting the first amendment right of liberals, who keep pushing violent garbage on society.
- George SLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
Dangerous whackos were committed then. Delusional bigots in academia, fearful their turn for commitment was coming, lobbied to not permit commitment until after a maniac already created havoc on the public.
I don't necessarily disagree with them. My concern comes with my next sentence.
Also, the public was not mostly little children in adult bodies sucking their thumbs and crying for imaginary mommies and daddies in government to protect them all ways and always. Most people understood an occasional whacko might cut loose and kill people until someone nearby cut him down.Source(s): For decades I studied philosophies, cultures, and social institutions. I began that because of confusion resulting from my military experience under the shadow of neo-Marxist anti-military and anti-capitalism indoctrination in the universities. I continue a forty year quest wading through the huge pile of stinking crap a wide variety of bigots dumped on top of truth hiding it from nearly everyone's view. The pile was made by blaming people they don't like while excusing people they do like regardless of where the fault really lies.
- eidemillerLv 44 years ago
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- 8 years ago
I agree, violence has become a second nature, but I'm sure there are alot more things that play a role in this, people get diagnosed with depression and other disorders more than ever, and of course the media.
- neato1975Lv 68 years ago
Actually school shootings date back to the 1700s in the US.
July 26, 1764, the teacher and 9 or 10 children were shot and killed.
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- NuclearsuntanLv 68 years ago
I agree, if people want to amend the 2nd amendment, why not the first? The media sensationalizes these murders and provides ample attention to the killer thus giving him what he wants. Thats why we are seeing so many people emulate these killings.
- ?Lv 78 years ago
Those are covered under the same Constitution that the GUN CRAZIES are trying to uphold so the movies stay too....sorry...and it's CATCHER in the RYE...not Cather.
- Anonymous8 years ago
Only right-wing gun nuts seem to be doing the shooting, I don't see any aging hippies out there killing people. Maybe the right wingers just can't understand that it's just a movie and not real.
- SteveLv 68 years ago
Some sort of wicked virus has our society running amok it would seem.
- EEEEEE!!!!!Lv 68 years ago
the information age. its the easy way to becoming infamous.
- Anonymous8 years ago
We left prayer behind.