1. Our indifference towards decency on TV and other mass media.
I’m not aware of any decency problem, unless you refer to the acceptance of graphic violence on reality TV shows.
4. The ‘me first’ mentality that has overtaken our way of life and translates into a complete disregard for the lives and welfare of others (this is not just a ‘liberal’ problem).
Right on target.
5. Parents and educators that are clueless that mental illness is a REAL illness and not just some ‘character flaw’.
That factor is alone more significant than all the other factors, real or alleged, put together.
We’ve narrowed it down to two big winners. If we really want to make a difference, run with those.
And it’s not the fault of the gun, either.