Hmmmmm.... did I even mention guns?
no, but a lot of people sure are either directly or obliquely. i don't think it's to hard to figure out, but probably impossible to fix now. we have managed to do two things.
1. we have degraded society by not teaching absolutes. since the 60's, we have slowly buy surely taught our society the right and wrong exist only in your own mind. along those lines, we have taught that not all life is precious. the life of a "fetus", or the lives of some defective people, are not worth as much to our society. we no longer take care of our own elderly and we warehouse many of our defective. after all, we can't chase the dream of the stuff if we have granny hangin' out in the living room.
2. we stopped locking up the mentally ill. in almost all of these cases, the metal state of the persons was known to be off. because we have decided that people have the right to wander about off their rockers with no interference regardless of the nuisance, we leave these people to be manged in the community. you can't get someone off the street unless they say they are going to kill themselves or others, or unless they actually do something. even then, the chances of holding them EVEN IF you know they are nuts, is slim.
these kind of things break our hearts, but we have done it to ourselves. it's not the guns, but the "rights" of everyone else that have led us to this moment.