(Again, this blog is in desperate need of an Editor.)
[Relating to mass shootings that people are "supposed to care about, e.x. white on white crime, middle class on middle class crime, crime taking place in suburban areas.]
Increasing cases of mental disorders, exasperated by America's 21st century desire to over medicate and misdiagnose + parents or guardians that are either inept or uninterested in parenting/being involved in their children's lives + incredibly easy access to guns and ammunition = A much higher chance of atrocities like school shootings and tragedies like Aurora, CO.
[Crimes related to the daily violence in large urban areas, involving people that are at or below the poverty line, minority on minority crime]
Much higher concentration of people + increased % of population dealing with illicit drugs, (crack cocaine, heroin, etc.) + easy access to guns and ammunition = A troubling, daily probability of gun violence and homicide.
I wanted to bring up these two differences in gun violence because I hope it would begin dialogue on what people mean when they say that video games cause people to act violently.
Do the people that consider video games and other media really believe that video games are the biggest reason that shocking, violent crime takes place? Do they not realize that mental disorders, social status, drug addiction, gang related activity could also be part of why it happens? Or are all of those issues too difficult to tackle, they need something that is tangible to blame, to keep responsibility as far away as possible.
Do the people that talk about defending the second ammendment care at all about big city crime? Deep down do they love when bad things happen to white people so they can scare up their stocks for a few months? They obviously aren't crying wolf in Philadelphia, LA, New York, and other large cities when there are dozens of murders weekly in those areas. Do they really believe that Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty are really responsible for all of that death?
The emotional response on both "sides" of this issue are predictable. One side cries for more gun/ammunition enforcement and the other cries that the constitution is being burned as we speak.
Ultimately, there is no right answer, but I would be much more scared about abolishing the first amendment, than a reevaluation of the 2nd.