If emotional platforms are the problem, and I believe bullying for empowerment, suicidal thoughts etc. fit into ‘emotional’ platforms, then I believe that entire masses of people who build arsenal of guns including assault rifles and exploding devices as toys more than for protection…..............(which, apparently, a good many folks do and which were/are rampant in this town), fits into a more irrational, irresponsible emotional platform suited to delinquent patterns than healthy and safe behavior.
Apparently it’s just so much fun to rig a target to explode when a bullet expelled first from a fire arm then hits the target and then explodes again. Or lining up propane bottles and shooting them causing enough explosion to rock and shake the ground. I mean, why have all those expensive and pretty guns locked away and useless when they can be the subject of tournament and play? The article also indicates that the gun club ranges (several) were so full that people were using more shallow back yards as their own ranges.
Mr. R, these people are not just gleaning their skills, they are playing with ‘toys’, very dangerous toys very near neighbors. So it would seem we have entire neighborhoods bordering on or in the midst of emotional breakdowns.
I will not even apologize for considering this behavior as dangerous to everyone as living next to an ill-kept meth lab or aged wet dynamite, or walking along a road filled with only drunk drivers racing with each other, yet with these situations we also have laws more strictly enforced.
As one interviewed individual said: This is a town, not a war.