I thought this powerful enough to have its own thread. Well said but complex. “Mass shootings have become routine in the United States and speak to a society that relies on violence to feed the coffers of the merchants of death. Given the profits made by arms manufacturers, the defense industry, gun dealers and the lobbyists who represent them in Congress, it comes as no surprise that the culture of violence cannot be abstracted from either the culture of business or the corruption of politics. Violence runs through US society like an electric current offering instant pleasure from all cultural sources, whether it be the nightly news or a television series that glorifies serial killers.” Henry A. Giroux "You want to stop the gun violence? Stop the worship of violence that permeates our culture. Stop glorifying the military industrial complex with flyovers and salutes during sports spectacles. Stop acting as if there is anything patriotic about military exercises and occupations that bomb hospitals and schools. Stop treating guns and war as entertainment fodder in movies, music, video games, toys, amusement parks, reality TV and more...."" Mass Shootings: the Military-Entertainment Complex’s Culture of Violence Turns Deadly 'Fuck You, Guns' America has become a killing field. Eric wishes the NRA were around when he was. Banning AR-15's Doesn't Make Sense To Me PS I constantly get alerts but rarely have time to review them all, over two thousand currently. If you think you can counter my threads or posts pm me. I do sometimes review threads. Thanks.