In almost all cases, there are obvious signs of menatl illness YEARS before. This is a diagnosis/treatment issue more than a gun issue IMO. We likely won't have a solid system in place until we do away with for profit insurance/medical care. It is just one of those things that isn't important in our country. We are willing to sacrifice a few in order to maintain our way of life.
firearms were involved in tens of thousands more deaths of Americans than Muslims were.
In an analysis of crime data published last year, Stanford law professor John Donohue determined that the ?totality of the evidence based on educated judgments about the best statistical models suggests that right-to-carry laws are associated with substantially higher rates? of violent crimes.
In fact, researches have said that the theory that more guns equal less crime has been ?completely discredited.?
And the US is by far more religious than Iran for example.
Polls consistently tell us that America is the most religious nation in the industrialized world. More that 90 percent of our population say they believe in God, and that they pray regularly. The figure may even be higher when adding the majority of Americans who claim to be atheists but pray, one-third of them often, according to a Baylor University survey.
A new survey by the University of Chicago has ranked the United States as the fifth most religious country. "Beliefs About God Across Time And Countries," a research project conducted by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago
You're finally getting it. Studies vary and most say US is the MOST religious industrialized nation.
And this is what I said also that Japan was not religious at all and it contributes to a peaceful, rich society with no gun violence. I made my point. That you choose to be willfully wingnutty is choice. See below
Researchers concluded that the Philippines had the strongest belief in God, and Japan the least. By the way this is from the same study so don't come back with: