I ran accross this piece from Dec 9, 2018 and a follow-up piece from Jan 11, 2019. Slightly dated and somewhat tongue in cheek. Enjoy; or not. 😁
I wish you'd told the IRA that; they had a distressing habit of trying to kill me and I come from a Republican family. .....Western European societies which are culturally and socially homogeneous, violent crime is not tolerated and therefore is quite rare.
I think that`s about as accurate and succinct of an explanation as I`ve seen. Of course, you also have the isolated nut job that shoots up a school or business which gets a lot of breathless headlines along with accompanying lamentations from the woke left decrying our" violent, gun ridden society. " Never mind the crime ridden inner cities. To talk about them in any meaningful way will get one branded as racist in a heartbeat.I think you'll find the answer is indeed a cultural one. In "First World," Western European societies which are culturally and socially homogeneous, violent crime is not tolerated and therefore is quite rare. America, on the other hand, has become bifurcated culturally and socially with one side embracing traditional values of law & order, and the other devolving into an evermore vulgar and violent existence. Our country has not become more violent, an easily identifiable faction of it has.