Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Societal Downfall

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Societal Downfall

Article excerpt

Regarding school shootings: It has happened again, and it will happen again and again until we change the way we live, the way we raise our children and the way we allow our government to be powerless.

The way we live is to want more and more that money can buy. The way we raise our children? We let them be anesthetized by television and movies. Have you been to a movie theater lately and seen the violent previews, or stayed home with the kids and watched TV's output of violence, guns and gore?

As for government and the Second Amendment, when the Constitution was written, America was trying to establish a foundation for government and behavior for our citizens. We were a new country just barely beyond the arrival of the first settlers. There were formidable dangers, and guns were a necessary possession. …

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