Of the twenty-seven deadliest mass shootings in the United States, going back to 1966, twenty-six were perpetrated by persons who had fatherless homes. In other words, it is not guns that are the problem. It is divorce which is the problem.
When parents divorce, the big losers are the children. The adults manage to get over their grief as time passes, but the children, in most cases, are permanently damaged. There is something in them that understands that they are the product of the love and union between their parents. When that love and union disappears, they feel cheated and wronged.
This feeling, which they may not even express, leads to a deep-seated anger in them. Obviously not all the children of divorce become shooters, but the statistic is so high with regard to those who do become shooters, that it cannot be ignored.
In order that a young person take out his frustrations with life by shooting up innocent people, he must be very seriously troubled inside. These youths do not come from stable and normal families. Their trouble stems from the home itself.
So instead of banning guns, why not ban divorce?
While these shootings are indeed horrifying, they do not account for the principal cause of the deaths of young people. In 2015, 2,333 teens in the United States ages 16–19 were killed and 235,845 were treated in emergency rooms for injuries suffered in motor vehicle crashes. That means that six teens ages 16–19 died every day from motor vehicle injuries. In that same year there were 2,372 teen suicides.
Statistics vary, but it is clear that the biggest of teens is not the gun but the automobile and their own hand.
If we follow the logic of the “gun-grabbers,” as they are called, it is the automobile that should first be grabbed. For not only do these teens kill themselves in these crashes, but also kill others through reckless, drunken, or distracted driving. The total number of people killed in teen-driver accidents in 2015 was 4,689.
Yet no one ever thinks of taking the keys away from teenagers. The reason for all of the bloodletting among teenage drivers is lack of discipline in the home, the plague of society since the 1960’s.
So mass shootings, from the point of view of teen deaths, takes very much the back seat in regard to teen automobile deaths and suicides. Yet all of these could be prevented by order and discipline in the home.
According to liberal logic, cell phones ought to be grabbed as well, as these are the cause of many accidents.
That responsible citizens be armed is a healthy thing. Indeed many of these slaughters could have been prevented if more people had been carrying guns. I am of the opinion, however, that the semi-automatic weapons should be restricted and sold only to persons who are sane, mature, and law-abiding citizens. To me it is wrong that any eighteen year old could, without previous ascertainment of his mental and moral stability, legally purchase such a gun.
That said, I must add that the problem in admitting any kind of gun control makes an argument for the Liberals to take away all guns. They are fanatical in this regard. By being radical, the Liberals defeat their own goals, since the Right knows that the admission of a single compromise on gun control means opening the door to the confiscation of all guns, owing to the unrelenting mania of the Liberals.