Posted by Champ on April 27, 1999 at 14:46:46:
In Reply to: Re: Violence and history, has anything changed? posted by MMMMarcia on April 27, 1999 at 09:56:57:
: But here is more food for thought...while I know that this is NOT always the case, by any means, I think there is an interesting dynamic at play here. *Warning: Blanket statement forthcoming! Generalization Alert!* Men, who are more or less programmed (genetically or societally) to be hunter/providers and defenders seem to be the most outspoken against gun control. Women, who are programmed to be nurterers and motherly protectors, seem to be the most outspoken in favor of it. Is this another issue over which the sexes will never agree, or am I off in LaLaLand once again? (I seem to hang out there often, these days!)
>A comment here:
though I think your pretty close here, something I found interesting was an instant poll done on AOL, the majority did NOT favor very strict gun control laws, and the majority responding were women! Go figure ;-)
: And Champ, please don't think we're picking on you.
>I dont [snicker] I knew I was setting myself up to be "crucified"
[hehe - jes' a jokin']...
: I do understand exactly what you are saying, and why you feel so strongly about it. There are valid points on both sides of this very touchy issue, and it will be most difficult to find a workable solution...but find it we MUST. And I don't think any ONE piece of legislation or any single approach will do it. Obviously, we must address many of the issues mentioned in posts above, including better parenting, higher moral standards, better communication amongst all peoples, better understanding of our disenfranchised citizens, better & more available mental health care, AND, *I* believe, some measure of gun control.
: I pray we will find guidance and be able to work towards a solution which will be acceptable to most of us. I hate to imagine where we are headed if we don't.
>While I agree with most all that you wrote above, I guess my main fear is the government "over-response".
Just today we see them in D.C. lining up behind Clinton to talk about gun control, yet not a peep about the deeper issues at work.
Why? Fear? Of course Clinton would be the last one to talk about morality [snicker]...
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