Michael Moore (director of Bowling for Columbine) admits that gun violence is worse today than it was 10 years ago when his movie came out. He also points out that there was another mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado when four people were killed at a Chuck E Cheese.
The gun control debate is an excellent example of gridlock in this country. We’ve been arguing over guns and the role of guns in our society for over 50 years. We will continue to argue until we decide to do something. We have to admit that conservatives are correct when they point out that people kill people. We also have to admit that liberals are correct when they say that some restriction on gun ownership is reasonable. Finally, there must be another piece to the puzzle. Although people get shot in other countries, it is not like it is here in the United States. People in Canada, Great Britain, Australia and other Western countries watched Dirty Harry, The Wild Bunch (criticized for being too violent in its day), Scarface, Pulp Fiction and other movies known for gratuitous violence. Yet, they don’t have the constant mass killings that we have here.