SMITTY wrote: ..... what is it with that generation???
Richard S. wrote:SMITTY wrote: ..... what is it with that generation???
There was psychologist on Fox that was suggesting it's related to technology and I think he may have had a point. You have the "one click" generation where life "is technology" and gratification is instant. They grow up where Interaction with other humans is through Facebook, the cell phone, youtube videos, video games or even a forum like this one. They are disassociated with life and once they are adults it's a cold hard slap of reality without the "edit" button.
Uglysquirrel wrote:We were talking in work about how this relates to the Constitutional right to bear arms. I as well as many of you own arms.
When our Constitution was written it was implied that the surrounding people at that time had to a large degree a strong moral compass and reasonably lived with a set of norms such as kindness, compassion and a right and respect for life....in essense society had a set of life values. A strong religious background likely plays into that .
It may also be reasonable to suggest that the aformentioned societal values in society is increasingly in a big time decay. It is not getting better at least as far as I can see.
So we now have a delimma in America.
Is the right to bear arms as written in our Consitution still valid when it's Society (increasingly?) cannot be trusted with it's ominous responsibility?
I believe this shooting will initiate arms control based on that premise.
BTW, I'm a NRA Member.