Gun Violence. Why is it happening and what can be done to prevent it? Most of us here know that guns dont kill people, people gone wrong kill other people. My keyboard does not misspell words, I do. You cant blame the keyboard. What is really sad is that some of our elected politicians are grandstanding on the tragic events of children being killed to promote their anti gun agenda. Can they really be so ignorant that they do not recognize the real problem with our society? I doubt it and believe that they are using evil guns as and excuse to cover up their failure as our elected officials to actually do something that will make a difference. The problem is that we as a society have failed our young people. We coddle then and there are no consequences or punishment for their illegal actions. Dont get me wrong, I do not want to lock them up and throw away the key, I want to help them, save them. Little Johnny shoplifts and get caught. What happens? Slap on the wrist, no no Johnny, bad boy dont do that. Then he steals a car. No no Johnny, bad boy dont do that. Then little Johnny burglarizes a home and later robs a corner store. Again, no no Johnny, bad boy, dont do that. Another slap on the wrist with no consequences or punishment. So, we have trained little Johnny to learn that he can do whatever he wants and not get in any real trouble, so he keeps doing it. We house train our new puppies better than we do our youth. Solution: The first time shoplifting, weekends in jail for a month. And then move it up from there for repeat offenders. Maybe a boot camp type environment for those who dont get the message that there is a price to pay when you break the law. We could save a lot of kids if we as a society provide the guidance that they are not receiving at home. We would be doing them a favor and they would recognize that later in life. I would gladly pay a tax increase for this type of program. It would pay off in the long run compared to what we pay later to incarcerate them. Sorry for the rant, but our elected officials need to wake up and actually do something that will make a difference. If you want to fix a problem, attack the root of the problem. Otherwise it will grow back. It wont happen overnight, but we need to start now to make better place for our children to live in.