Your talking about a different generation, we all got bullied at one time or another in school.
We all had access to firearms (either our own or Dads), I was an expert shooter on my High School Rifle Team (California Cadet Corps).
We were all hunters and shooters, we all knew the damage a firearm could do.
We also believed in GOD, FAMILY, and consequences for our own actions.
The Nation has changed (not for the better), there are no longer REAL CONSEQUENCES for an individuals actions, when was the last time somebody was executed in your state.
There were guns on gun racks in the back of pick up trucks when I was in high school.
Yes, I pretty much agree those points and the peripheral issues affected by them are a real problem.
“We also believed in GOD, FAMILY, and consequences for our own actions.”
All true. And also from the time we could walk, we were told “no”. We were told that we lost the ballgame. We were not chosen for the team, etc etc.
By the time some girl rejected us at age 17, we were more like “oh, disappointment again...hello old friend”. It didn’t send us off the rails of reality.
Also a third of the school wasn’t on ritalin and SSRIs