Gun Violence, War, and War Video SimulationsSubmitted by RichardKanePA on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 23:19
There are two antiwar movements the Give peace a chance movement, and the Libertarian one. Whatever benefit is gained in infringing on the Second Amendment is lost from the way it lessens the antiwar clout.
It doesn’t take gun culture to get some of us to kill, Chimps do it and a few badly traumatized Bonobo monkey orphans, separated from their culture.
When it comes to humans there has been a dramatic hardly noticed shift since World War II. A particularly meticulous general, General Marshal, reported back that 80 percent of the soldiers never directly shot at an enemy face or body. They would carry ammunition, even risk death in a heroic mission to pull a wounded comrade out of direct fire but still not fire directly at a human being. Then came video training and civilian videos and now a perhaps 60% to 90 % increase (statistics are rough estimates) in increases in direct combat killings, and veteran suicides, and murders. Since in the old days people fell on a gun or more often than today officially accidentally shot a friend, good statistics are a problem,
The change today,
I wonder if old-fashioned war nurses that never fired or trained with guns had much less suicides or those especially Seven Day Adventists drafted 1-A-0 not 1-A during Vietnam and before ended up with far less suicides. Back before Vietnam, I dreamed of becoming a heroic Male War Nurse with the Seven Day Adventist I AO draftees. Research on traumatized Seven Day Adventist non-combatants is needed when understanding how war training, war, suicides and murder relate