@Jolly said in He's right:
I'm going back to the WSJ poll...I think we are forgetting what it means to be American. We are forgetting the things that make us a great nation. Things like religion or a broad agreement on what is right and what is wrong. What is good and what is bad. The tolerance for differing views. A lost sense of community.
We've lost the drive for equal opportunity in a misbegotten drive for equity and that puts a strain on one of the greatest American strengths - merit. Cream should rise to the top, no matter it's beginnings.
And people have to buy into the American dream. Work hard, work smart and you will succeed.
At the end of the day, it boils down to hope. It boils down to a person being the captain of their own destiny.
I don't think you're wrong, but I also think that the American obsession with gun ownership is also a factor. Pretending that this has nothing to do with the problem isn't realistic.
Now, you can take the view that the freedom to bear arms is more important, and that's valid. I don't agree, but it's an argument, and I'm not American so I'm kind of an outlier anyway. But to try and claim that it has no bearing on these shootings, which are so much more common than in other countries with similar cultural concerns is just avoidance.