Recent incidents of gun violence have resulted in one suggested solution – the elimination of firearms. Here are some root causes of such catastrophes:
The quality of family life is nearly non-existent. Mom and Dad work all day, come home exhausted, pop an evening meal into the microwave, entertain themselves until bedtime while their children entertain themselves with video games, music and movies that promote violence.
Many babies are born into single-parent homes and the upbringing falls on the backs of the single mother.
Teachers in Godless public schools are prohibited from teaching moral values.
Abortions are promoted as a safe solution to an unwanted baby who has no value often without parental knowledge or consent. And often paid for by taxpayer dollars.
Then we sedate our children with drugs when they do not behave the way we want them to. And we wonder why the errant child or adult resorts to violence – after being brought up in a broken family and broken society.
Yes, gun violence is not acceptable. But let’s look at some of the root causes before we resort to a simple solution that Band-Aids the wound, not the root cause.
Marvin Dole, Modesto