Gun mandates are like Covid mandates: They don't control the pandemic, but they allow power hungry politicians to control the people. There was a time when children walked to school and back . They did their homework as soon as possible so they could go play in the street. They spent all their free time in the streets. They played hide and seek in the dark. They played with mud cakes. They played marbles and collected sports cards. They collected, washed and returned soda bottles to the grocery store for five cents each. They collected milk carton coupons so they could go to the movies for free. They made toys by hand. Bought vinyl albums to play on record players listening to one music genre and one artist - not able to shuffle. They lined up in the morning and pledged alliance to the flag, and always stood for the National anthem. They joined the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts because then, there were only two genders.
That generation grew up watching: Gunsmoke, Big Valley, The Virginian, Have Gun Will Travel, Laramie, Bonanza. Branded, Maverick. These films were not only popular in the United States but worldwide. That generation built its own wooden rifles, slingshots and played Cowboys and Indians. Their parents could buy a rifle directly from a Sears Catalog.
How it feel like, chasing the wind hommie? Don’t we do it all the time? We never chase God but think that the women or the money will forever satisfy. That ain’t what we were designed for & I can tell you that with my eyes closed or blindfolded. It’s mind-blowing, our souls need God cuzzy that there I know, [brotha] yes I know
Whenever a new mass shooting, the first thing that happens is that the main stream media and politicos, instead of trying to find root causes, the use it to place blame.
Another mass shooting is another chance to express righteous indignation.
One more photo op.
Another opportunity to see who comes up with the most shocking headlines - using children as props to denounce violence against children
See for example Newport Beach Mayor video
Another chance to score political points.
The mainstream media and Democrats blame the object. Conservatives blame the subject.
Some blame it on toxic masculinity
Others blame it on mental health
While mass shootings are unique to the United States, homicides are not. Other countries have it much worse. In 2021 New York recorded close to 500 homicides, as many as all the fatalities of mass shootings combined. This is a state that has the toughest gun control laws in the country.
The gun control argument often used is like the one used to push the mask mandates - don't help the pandemic, but help control people: states with stricter gun control laws like New York, score the highest homicide rates. Others say countries like Japan are better - comparing apples to pineapples: There's a firm of social control called culture.
As Occam’s Razor indicates, the simplest answer is the one in front of us: The increase of mass shootings, homicides and mental health crisis is due to a spiritual bankruptcy - Progressives kicking God out of the public square. Bishop Barron explains it using the Notre Dame Rose Window.
The Atlantic's America without God piece by Shadi Hamid goes into some detail - though he misses badly in several areas, avoiding a discussion on increase in violence in Blue States, ANTIFA, BLM & overblowing the Jan 6th breach. Refer to Bishop Barron’s Top 15 YouTube Videos of All Time