Photofeller, sometimes the truth can be hidden in the open.
People see it and acknowledge it as real, but hesitate to point it out for fear of being ostracized.
Or it's simple denial, dismissed as being a social trend, pendulum swing, whatever.
IMO it really does amount to collectivism vs the individual. We can argue the degree or debate who's guilty, but we're getting more populated, more dependant on handouts and the successful are being villanized while the poor are martyred as victims of greed.
Guns are a bastion of frontier individualism, not compatible with collectivist thinking if you're at the top of that food chain.
"You need a shotgun, man, it's got a good spread.
It's easy to load, doesn't have a lot of working parts...ya ain't gotta be that accurate, the further away you are the more **** you hit."