I think this is the Clark County in Ohio, maybe Fat White Man can help us on that. Maybe he can also help us on the reason why young people like Justin have guns and think guns are the solution to their problems.
Deeper questions are about violence against women, which of course is worse where gun availability is high.
I realize it's a touchy subject, but I think kids are influenced by many factors. I believe there is some influence from violent films, bloody video games and hard-core rap music. The First Amendment protects all those forms of expression, which means it's the parents' responsibility to limit exposure when the kids are young and to educate them when they're older.
Parents themselves have the greatest power of influence on their kids, not just in what they watch on TV and the computer, but in how they behave in society. If dad has an unusual fascination for guns, guess what junior is going to have? If dad treats mom with violence or even disparagement, guess what sonny boy will do when he gets older. It's not 100%, but it works like that. We've all seen it.
It's very difficult to break the cycle of dysfunctional family life, it's usually handed down from generation to generation. This includes gun violence and misogyny.
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