The heart of the problem

Guns are not new to America. The 2nd Amendment proves such. Saying the last few generations of Americans have lived in a sea of guns wouldn’t be much of a hyperbole.

GI’s returning home from World War 2 brought their guns of war home with them. This alone proves a multi-shot rifle is nothing new to our culture.

Furthermore, the aforementioned generation raised children who went to school with rifle teams! On Saturday mornings they watched actors and cartoon characters who were regularly shooting at each other with pistols, rifles, shotguns, grenades and even tanks. Such shows, especially the cartoons, were at the top of my must-watch list as a child.

Take out the weekly dose of TV entertainment and you’ll find generations of children who grew up with sports teams called bombers, boxers, rangers, cowboys, indians, generals and even bullets!

This brings us to the problem the American culture is facing today. Or does it?

Consider all the facts mentioned above, consider how often the terrible events that we witness today happened 50 to 60 years ago, and then ask yourself what has changed?

When all that generation had been gathered to their fathers, another generation arose after them who did not know the Lord nor the work which He had done for Israel.” (Judges 2:10 NKJV)