Guns, guns, guns….that’s all people talk about these days, eh? My Righties (an endearment I use for my conservative friends) are driving me crazy. Man, they love their guns! “It’s not the GUNS that are the problem,” they say. “It’s our violent culture.” You know, movies, video games, etc…I believe our President has requested that some research be done on a possible link between gun violence and graphic media, and that is a good step to take, but I’m inclined to continue searching for other potential causes of our gun violence culture. As has been noted, the same games and movies are watched worldwide, but 85 percent of the children in the world that are killed with guns are killed in the United States. (CNN-Mark Kelly)
There are other reasons that I think we need to continue looking for the cause of gun violence. For example, idiots like 51-year-old Kirill Bartashevitch of St. Paul, Minnesota. The Star Tribune reported that in a January 13th incident in his home, Bartashevitch, a Minneapolis Public Schools employee, started an argument with his daughter and pointed an AK-47 rifle at her because she brought home a report card that had two B’s instead of straight A’s.
Police were alerted because Bartashevitch’s 15-year-old daughter sent a text to a male classmate about the incident. The young man’s mother saw the text and alerted the high school social worker. In an interview with the social worker, the victim said that she and her father were arguing about her grades. He began to curse at her, and she told him she hated him.
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