I wanted to repost this on my blog, since i feel that the comment i made really hit home on the subject.I will also add to it.
I think a crap load of people here that see America as extremely violent needs to remember something. In other countries that doesn't have the issues or crime as much, they have free healthcare or at least better programs to ensure the mental stability of their inhabitants.
We have welfare,numerous ways to live off the government, and things like that but at the same time we also charge out the freakin wazoo(gamespot made me censor it lol) for things that truly have to deal with mental care. Heck just going to a person to get counseled can costs hundreds of dollars.
So because of many issues, crime is much more rampant here.If we revamped many many departments and laws in our country we certainly would be better off.We wouldn't feel the need to arm ourselves against our fellow americans who might very well break into our homes,rob us, and kill us.
I grew up where such a thing was a possibility and honestly until you have lived in a place like that, you can't understand why we must be allowed to bear arms.
I am in support of owning a firearm, i am however not in support of the current process.More thorough background checks that are done by a better system would be a great start.As it stands however, most people just think stricter guns laws will help. They do only to a point, in case you haven't noticed, states with stricter gun laws or bans, have far higher crime.
It is a difficult balance to strike in a nation like ours.
Even worse political agendas have a tendency to override anything that may help the people of our nation.In our country money makes the rules and it certainly isn't the people that have it. It is the lobbyists and politicians that do.
Numerous bills could be brought to light to help reform our healthcare and help people before things like the recent shooting happens but politicians rather attach their own agendas to them or block them entirely just because they were paid to do so.
Here money talks, not the people, not justice , not liberty, and certainly not logic.
Sadly it is rare for the voice of reason to reach these corrupt people.And even if it does, you got to play quite a lot of money before anything can be done.
Here in america we may have many freedoms and sure it is a fairly decent place to make a new mark, but hell our nation is corrupt as hell in many parts.
I would be happy if the democrats and republicans stop having this dam block all bills war between each other.Nothing ever gets done.Basically why the economy hasn't improved as much as it could have.Not Obama's fault folks.You can thank the fools in congress for it.