What has changed in the last 40 years that makes someone want to shoot up a school?

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The main thing that has changed is psychos easy access to cheap military grade weapons, and the culture of 15 minutes of fame, no matter how you get it.
 
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boontito

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I still remember when the USA invaded Granada and it was a big deal, but it seems like the USA has been at war some where ever since.
^^Excellent Point!^^

I too remember the Grenada invasion and it WAS a big deal. It was "Holy Crap" level. We'd invaded another country.

It'd barely be a blip on the radar today.
 
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Tedminator

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^^Excellent Point!^^

I too remember the Grenada invasion and it WAS a big deal. It was "Holy Crap" level. We'd invaded another country.

It'd barely be a blip on the radar today.
Sadly, yes. You have kids.. so far their whole lives their country has been at war constantly so for them its normal. To us, we still vaguely remember that constant war shouldn't be normal.
 
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boontito

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Sadly, yes. You have kids.. so far their whole lives their country has been at war constantly so for them its normal. To us, we still vaguely remember that constant war shouldn't be normal.
It really shouldn't.

Thanks a lot, Ted. That's pretty depressing.
 
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Tedminator

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It really shouldn't.

Thanks a lot, Ted. That's pretty depressing.
lol sure thing. Thats what you get for doubting my level of idiotness for bringing a gun to class during my grade school days. FYI I was practicing responsible gun safety by not bringing bullets. and the nuns agreed. I think. maybe. they didnt call the cops on me :halo:
 
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jacobfitcher

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And some of the most successful ones are about killing and body counts.

Those games were not around 40 years ago.

Violent movies contribute, too, but there WERE some violent movies back then.

And, agree that the loss of the family unit contributes.
Those games exist in other countries. Japan is a HUGE consumer of those games and they don't seem to have the problems the USA does.
 
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libertariat720

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A violent culture combined with easy access to guns.

I didnt realize how much violence there is the US culture until I saw it from the outside looking in.. and that was back in the 80s when I was teen before school massacres were de rigueur.

Unfortunately lots of Americans dont know any better.. they incorrectly assume that the level of violence in the USA is the norm for what’s suppose to be a civilized developed nation, but in fact what’s going on in the USA now is more akin to third world shitholes.
Yet violent crime has been steadily decreasing the last 30 years...
 

libertariat720

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The main thing that has changed is psychos easy access to cheap military grade weapons, and the culture of 15 minutes of fame, no matter how you get it.
Have anything to back up that claim that access to firearms have become easier to obtain in the last 40 years?
 
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