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number 6 BS: Shooting tragedies and guns (1295* d) RE: BS: Shooting tragedies and guns 26 Dec 12

I think it was Be_dubya who mentioned somewhere in this thread about Davie Crocket guns back in the 50's ... interesting, I had one, most of my friends had one ... we gloried in our play time as kids being Davey Crocket killing all the Mexicans, or as John Wayne killing all the Japs ... we watched Bugs Bunny cartoons, the 3 stooges ... many people today consider this a rather violent pass times for kids.

I'm Canadian ... but my contemporaries south of the border were indulging in the same activities as kids ... I'm far from violent, I abhor violence ... many of those American kids grew up to protest the Vietnam war, many dodged the draft.

What I'm trying to get across is ... I question the idea that today's movies, T.V. programs, heavy metal music, games or whatever influences the current gun rampage in the U.S. ... I may be wrong though ... but I do think (and I'll bring back this issue) that the American culture is one of aggressiveness ... it's a win at all cost type of nation, on the playing field, in the corporation, in it's military, in it's global affairs etc. ... that has some crazy effect on people ... as I said previously you have an aggressive culture and you throw weaponry into the mix .. well you can get the picture


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