I am going to start this out with a meme, but the meme asks a question that will hopefully form the opening post of this thread. I debated whether to post this in the political forum, the faith and religion section, or the news section, but it seems to me that the problem, if there is one, has more to do with a social mindset than anything else. I add, if there is one, not to imply that gun violence is not a problem, but to acknowledge that, despite what the media and the politicians would have you believe, incidents of gun violence have gone down, not up. However, it may be true that gun violence perpetuated by children, usually against other children, has gone up. Perhaps it wasn't the case in some of the larger cities, but many of us grew up watching violence on television, including in cartoons intended for children. We had toy guns, cap pistols, and BB guns at fairly young ages, and we may have graduated to our first rifle around the time that we reached our teens, if not before. My cousins and I brought our BB guns to elementary school one time. While they were confiscated, they were returned at the end of the school day, so that we could use them on our way home through the woods trail, and no one got in trouble for it. I got in way more trouble for writing bad words on a rock behind the school. High schools had gun clubs, and even those who weren't raised with guns at home learned to use them in Boy Scouts or other youth activities. Yet, children didn't shoot up their schools and, when that did happen, it usually occurred in one of the large cities where kids weren't exposed to a lot of this stuff. What happened?