Conditioning (think military training to kill enemies)
Education (learning about other people and other subjects)
Lack of empathy (can be mental illness or taught)
And several other reasons...
You cannot reduce violence without teaching people at a young age to be empathetic to others and life in general. The tool/ weapon used is irrelevant. What is relevant is that we as a society have cheapened the life of others and the pain that others feel. Our young people are bombarded by violence and it becomes everyday occurrence and when you do that people are just things, not people.
There is no one solution, its a systemic issue that has many causes... there is no one thig you can do to reduce violence.
"less guns less killing" is not a theory, its a fact. Just look at other advanced countries.
In any case I don't want to get into a spitting war with you whereby we throw statistics back and forth ad nauseum. You are a reasonable person with your own convictions. I will respectfully disagree on the gun issue and leave it at that. Nice chatting.
In 2014 there were only 224 justifiable (defense) homicides involving a private citizen using a firearm... same year, there were 7,670 criminal (offense) gun homicides (source)
In other words, the odds of you successfully protecting yourself with a gun is practically nill. By definition an aggressor always draws on you first and has the upper hand.
The best defense strategy is to make guns unaccessible to aggressors, as they have done in Sweden, Japan, Australia, England, etc. Real world examples that have successfully all but removed gun violence from their society.
This was a very bad incident to befall a school where our students go to study. To have 17 students badly shoot up in which some might die from the gun wounds, I'm totally in support of the government banning the use of assault rifle in school. The annoying part is that the state house quashed the bill to ban such guns for getting into school premises.
While to comment is valid that every gun is dangerous is quite true, I believe no one at all, even law enforcement, needs a weapon that fires more than one shot per trigger pull.
The only purpose for fully Automatic weapons is for destruction in my opinion. If you are hunting our using for self defense one shot at a time is all you need! Anything else is just looking for trouble!
Semi Automatics can also fire very quickly, There is rarely a need for this in my opinion either.
America should ban all of type of gun for me. Because no matter what kind of gun it is. It still a direct threat to all of us who are living in this beautiful world. So for me, the world should ban all kinds of guns.
@lildaisuke You would be at risk from polio, the plague, small pox, cholera, the flu, leprosy, so on and so forth. The only way for guns to not exist is to not have the technology for them to exist, and that requires us to be stuck in the 12th century.
@JBFernandez How are guns the root of anger that has the intent to kill? People have murdered for millennia before firearms existed, and most murders today still occur without firearms. Not to mention people are going to be more willing to kill others if they know the other person will not be able to adequately defend themselves, and people need guns for a variety of reasons, including pest control.