It certainy is !
There has been much written here about some aspects of the problem society has just now, “Mass shootings” is a symptom of those problems, NOT the problem itself.
I guess many of us here are “Baby boomers” and as such there is a difficulty we have with understanding the current phenomenon of “Social Justice Warriors”. Or even that such people exist in any meaningful way. Yet they are respnsible for imposing on the majority Mr Robinson speaks of, all the current “changes” which we find so ridiculous. The hypothesis that humans can somehow be held responsible for the disasters AL Gore predicted in his ridiculous film has invented an entire and unneccesary industry to “Combat Global Warming”
THey have invented a whole “Social Justice” Industry, so that they can use words like “Racist”, “Sexist”, “Gay”, “Non-binary Gender”. They are in the process of devaluing the suffering and seriousness of real crimes, by applying the words “Rape” and “Murder” to animal husbandry and we have an example above where the sufferring and shame of real slavery have been diluted by using the word to encompass “Indentured Servants” working off their passage to America.
They have no moral compunctions aginst lying to achieve their ends and using the tricks of Propaganda and false news, together with concerted campaigns against anything they consider “Capitalist” or “Establishment”. They consider attacks on properly elected Officials of Governent to be their prerogative, if that official seems to have some form of “Backbone” or is not compliant to their “Public opinion” manipulation and “e-mail Petitions”
UNfortunately we are almost entirely defenseless against their excesses because we were brought up to believe in the virtues of “Family life” and “Working for a living”. We are less abe to communicate on an “Emotionally Intelligent” way (PC) But, WE KNOW “Right from wrong” and in manty ways we are the ONLY Hope for future generations (Our Grand-children), because we were educated prior to the time when Schools and Universities became “leftist” and started teaching propaganda instead of “Critical thining” - WE Can see what is wrong. Our grand-children cannot because they have been denied that crucial skill of “Critical Thinking”. That is not their fault, it is the Educators who are at fault - when, for example, there is significant pressure to teach “Creationism” as a valid alternative to “Evolution”.
They use “Gender Politics” as another weapon - Hell here in the UK, if a young man and a young woman get drunk together and have Sex, The Young man is automatically guilty of “Rape” - because “She” was as drunk as he was and “She” therefore was incapable of giving “consent” ! - We even had a case where a very respectable young man was accused and charged with “Rape” by a woman. His name was publicised to encourage other wmen to “Jump on the Bandwagon” - Her name was never released. A few days before the full trial took place it was revealed that he had 40,000 text messages and e-mails from her begging for sex to be repeated, but he wanted to stop. THe Police and Prosecution were well aware of this, but witheld that information from the Defence despite numerous requests. “Her name” was never revealed and as far as we know no action was taken against her !
What has this got to do with “mass-shootings” One may ask -
The reality is that some “Groups” - Particularly “WASP males” of any age are feeling particulary victimised and disenfranchised by the excesses of these highly co-ordinated attackers on their own way of life. As has been seen, most “Gun crime” consists of suicides within the group (WASP males) and on another thread I linked to statistics showing that 80+ % of suicides are males.
Now if someone is pushed to a stage where he is seriously considering committing suicide, he has choices to make like “How” and “when” and even “WHY” ?
If he looks at the “Why”, then the “How” he may decide as most do that he will just quiety blow his brains out, or he may decide to commit suicide in another way. Maybe by assasinating a Politician he feels may have been responsible for his predicament, or maybe by attacking some social group, who he feels excluded him, or possibly just “Society in General” - Make no mistake, if he takes one of the latter courses, he has “Committed suicide” just as effectively as the former course would allow, and he knows it !
Yet the “Social Justice Warriors” want to over-rule an extremely valid part of USA history and integral part of the American Constitution - by banning guns. That is a very normal action in progression towards a “Totalitarian State” whereby the tools of oppression, disenfranchisement, and “guilt by denunciation” are usual methods to “Keep the Plebs down” - We allow (foolishly perhaps) these SJWs freedom of speech. Make no mistake, in a couple more generations, that freedom will be entirely withdrawn by the “State” which our great great grand-children will have the misfortune to live under. (In USSR, “Freedom of speech” meant "Say anything we don’t like and get sent to a “Gulag” or to die in a salt mine).
I sincerely encourage all citizens of the world, to back the Americans in their desperate defence of democracy, freedom and “The pusuit of happiness”