Agreed. As I posted on another ’toon, the problem runs deeper. And Jeff is half-correct; the problem is more the person holding the gun (or knife) than the gun itself. But we, as a society, are straying from older values. These values of respect, tolerance, forgiveness and sacrifice are challenged daily by what we (all ages) view on television, movies and video games. One cannot tell me that young developing minds are not influenced by this mass-media entertainment. Media is not THE blame, but part of it. And, they can honestly respond that the public WANTS such entertainment, with guns blazing, firey explosions, sinister heroes, car chases & crashes.Even the good heros usually achieve their goal via violent means! And with parents having to work two or more jobs, how much time can they give to compete with the “screen” and radio?