There are a number of reasons why our society is becoming increasingly violent and most have nothing to do with GUNS. It has more to do with a society that grows ever more TENSE due to pressure from people not having work or not having jobs that pay well enough to live the way we'd like. It could be due to the rise in conditions like ADD, Narcissistic Personality Disorder and just plain sociopath behavior that comes from who knows what? Too many vaccines as a child? Too many video games? Too much stupid stuff on TV? Mainstreaming troubled children? Not-so-safe preservatives in our food? It could have to do with the insane level of politics in schools and at work, where people are not acknowledged for what they can do but rather who their parents are or who they know where they work. They say that "Life isn't fair", but I think it's gone way beyond that anymore. People are losing hope.