What I wanted to share was the quote that he picked out of the article over on Spectator.org. It really says something about why there is gun violence in America and I have to agree with what it says. The whole article (two pages) is a good read though so you should definitely head over to Spectator and give it a read.
Here’s the quote:
About 20,000 people live in my hometown of Oxford, Miss., and there are probably twice as many guns. Folks own handguns, shotguns, rifles, and all kinds of weapons I’ve never even heard of. But I can’t remember the last murder story in the local paper.
That’s because my town has lots of guns, but lots of fathers, too.
Chicago doesn’t have a gun problem; it has a father problem….
When young men don’t have fathers, they don’t learn to control their masculine impulses. They don’t have fathers to teach them how to channel their masculine impulses in productive ways.
When young men don’t have fathers, those men will seek out masculine love — masculine acceptance — where they can find it. Often, they find it in gangs.
In my little town, if some boys tried to form a gang and do violence on our streets, the fathers wouldn’t bother calling the sheriff. Those boys would face a gang of fathers hell bent on establishing order in our community. And if that meant using physical force, so be it.
I think we should start looking at areas that have gun violence issues and try to find a better solution than banning firearms. Many responsible citizens across the country would agree that guns are not the problem. People are the problem. Our current moral compass is the problem. We don’t need more laws and restrictions; our country becomes less free by the day, all in an attempt to protect the people from themselves.
We certainly need something, but it isn’t more gun control. Let me know what you think we need in the comments below.
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