I am told that most of the US gun violence is perpetrated by illegals and gangsters in places like Chicago. But I think that is just a smokescreen to hide a wider truth. I read story after story about gun deaths which only happened because of the fact that guns were available. No gangsters,no terrorists. These are crimes committed by previously law abiding people. Take this case as an example. Victim's father: Run-in at bar preceded deadly Fayette County shooting What it boils down to is basically this. Girl breaks of with boyfriend, there is a row. He is pissed off and guns down 4 people including her and her new boyfriend. He isnt a criminal. He never shot anybody before. But when he faced a "crisis" in his life he had access to guns and then there was a body count. Smith apparently has no criminal record. He was issued a few traffic tickets in Westmoreland and Somerset counties over the last several years, according to court records. The story isnt unique to the US. Couples break up all the time all over the world. And people get upset when they see their Ex out with someone else. But in the rest of the world it generally ends in harsh words or sometimes a punch up. And thats it. The US does not seem to have moved away from the OK Corral. How can you be so advanced in science,technology and so on and yet so backward in this respect ? There seem to be loads of these cases, accidents,crimes of passion, neighbour disputes an so on.