Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

In the wake of the Parkland, Florida school shooting people are looking for answers and they're angry. Many are calling for a ban on certain kinds of guns. Others are calling for better security in public schools. Next month, students plan to march against school violence in Washington. But while people focus on the object that resulted in 17 deaths, few are looking at what led to the shooting in the first place. When children no know longer grow up with the nurture of a mom and dad, when psychotropic drugs replace discipline in the home, when entertainment is increasingly violent, when young people are alienated and unloved, it's the perfect recipe for rage killing. Banning certain types of guns might make some people feel safer but it doesn't get to the heart of the problem.