bpatus297 wrote:Aaron747 wrote:bpatus297 wrote:
Of course it can be amended and taken out, but until it is, it's the law of the land. In 2019, the US had 39,707 deaths due to guns, that includes suicide. There are 330 million people in the US meaning there is a .000012% chance of being killed by a gun, again including suicide. I would say that the chance is even lower if you are not involved in certain activities such as gangs. I think your outside looking in view is a bit skewed, but I still stand by my view that the moral fabric of society is breaking down. There does seem to be a lack of respect for other people lately.
How then do you explain the data linked to in my earlier post, in which there were five other spike periods in violent crime worse than the current one, over the last 100 years?
I'm not talking about the past. I'm talking about today. What do those past periods have to do with today?
Because your argument has been that the moral fabric of society is unraveling. That sounds like something new, which is odd, because it clearly isn't. This is a long-term issue that American society has never appropriately tackled, nor come close to solving. It's not anything new and putting it into a contemporaneous context is misleading.