Guns are not the problem. I grew up all around guns, and not once during the whole time I was growing up did the thought occur to me to use them to murder other students, and I was shy and was picked on a lot, and got in a lot of fights because people seem to think I was a push over until they got their asses kicked. So why did I not consider it? Because it was not all over the news media constantly, the idea was never planted in people's mind so often . . . . which brings us to the real culprits . . . . . the main stream media, who pick up a story of a shooting, sensationalize it, often plastering the photo of the shooter all over, nationwide, disregarding the victims many times, and never once calling the shooter a COWARDLY, low-life, never once staining the reputations of shooters, never once showing examples of the real punishment shooters experience, and at times, even glorifying shooters like Kyle Rittenhouse. The main stream media does what it does for viewership and MONEY. Why does it happen so much in America? Because America is a capitalist society that is greed-centric, and making money is far more important to those who run the country than children's lives. That leaves two choices, either try to change it, (pretty damn close to impossible), or get the hell out of it. Taking guns away? I doubt very much that the people who want to take guns away have the courage it would take to actually take the guns out of the hands of people who want to keep them, it is an unrealistic dream, AND guns are not the problem, guns have been around for well over a hundred years, and they never were causing school shootings . . . . so the school shootings are clearly coming from somewhere else.
So sad for the kids suffering the indifference of parents who buy these rather expensive rapid-Kill machines in the name of "fun" then let their kids take them to school and slaughter many.
I keep reading about Fentanyl deaths from Republican pro-gun people - and the Christian right make a good point...but both are the result of careless allowances, careless parenting, and careless - often amoral - upbringing by these allegedly morally superior #religulous folk.
Here's a display on the D.C. main grounds of the "National Mall" last March by almost-victim David Hogg.
Here's the video story to go along with the images.
While some of this comes from gun nuts, remember that these massacres serve the interests of the white Christian Nationalists. Those interests being that the victims almost always are among their perceived enemies: students (and public schools), non-whites, LBGTQ, Jews & Muslims. They see the carnage as intimidating their enemies, and thus, have NO qualms promoting the hate that generates the next one.
Please note that they almost never suffer similar incidents. For certain, the body count is extremely unequal.
To value the right to own a gun over the lives of other people is nonsensical. Regrettably, we have to settle for gun control but they won't even agree to that. There does not seem to be any future in negotiating with domestic terrorists.
I absolutely refuse to own a gun, to allow guns in my home and to go anywhere that I know there will be guns. We can no longer realistically feign surprise at mass shootings.