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the_physicist 19th-Dec-2012 02:02 pm (UTC)
i didn't say it wasn't a problem. i think all guns should be banned and that US gun laws are ridiculous and damaging and just cause lots of people to die. not just in mass shootings, but every day on city streets. it's so common for a black man to be the victim of gun crime in the US it's not even reported in the papers.

but...

but mass shootings by men are carried out even in countries with far, far, far, far, far tighter gun control laws than the US.

there is another angle to this too, namely our culture, that we should also examine, even if that is more painful. focus needs to be on both, for our culture is messed up and i would wager the same issues that cause men to go on mass killing sprees also cause other violence, such as domestic violence and rape.

edit: and by 'our' i mean Western culture in the broadest possible sense. Western might not even be the right word, but i can't think of a better one.
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