I often wonder about this myself, however if you look around the world, we aren’t the most violent.
Our news stations tend to grasp the violence because it makes ratings go up.
There are many peaceful people in our society. Just last night, thousands of people gathered in downtown Colorado Springs for a holiday parade. It was peaceful and people enjoyed being with one another.
For the most part, you can gather 70,000 people at a football game in our country and have it be a friendly competition without the violence that many countries have at their soccer games – the sport known as football in many places in the world.
We are a nation of people with highly differing views. Gang violence, IMHO, is started by poverty, drugs and those with terrible parents. Guns don’t kill people, people kill people. Most of the guns that are involved in the crimes you saw are illegally purchased or stolen. No amount of gun laws will keep guns from criminals, those laws will only restrict the law abiding people that have the constitutional right to protect themselves and their families.
Tis my view.
opinion - a belief held often without positive knowledge or proof.
oppress - to burden harshly, unjustly, or tyrannically.
don’t oppress my ability to have an opinion