We are surrounded by idiots! There are the idiots who are able to buy assault weapons with no problems. We have idiots from the film industry who insist on releasing idiotic violent movies. We have newscasters who barrage their audiences with violent stories (Has anyone watched the 11 o'clock local news in most cities?).
We have idiotic politicians who seem to think that ownership of assault weapons is OK — after all, the 2nd Amendment says ownership of assault weapons is OK, forgetting the fact that the amendment was framed at a time when there were no restrictions on guns because we as a young country had not yet established a meaningful lawful society. After all, the West was founded on violence. Lawlessness was the norm. Have we not learned anything? I will at this point refrain from mentioning the NRA, the religious right and a certain political party who are bound and determined to force their demented ideas on a clueless population.