I am not sure how it was when and where you grew up, but when I was a kid in San Antonio, Texas, it was very common to see rifles hanging in a pickup truck and dare I say, even in the parking lot of my school. Also most boys carried a pocket knife. It would be nothing for a teacher to ask for someone with a knife and several of us would raise our hands, even me with my trusty Scout knife.
Despite kids having guns in their trucks in the school parking lot or some boys carrying guns, you never heard of any of us shooting each other or shooting up the school.
What’s the difference? Well it is not the guns that are the problems, but it is a lack of moral, values and the respect of life.
Back then more people went to church than not, now today that is the opposite.
Back then, there was the pledge and prayer in school.
Back then, kids respected authority.
Back then we had no cops that was at the school constantly.
Today, we have replaced God, respect and patriotism in schools with cops that have to be there for protection, shootings, drugs and total chaos.
America does not have a gun problem, we have a moral problem.