"They’re sitting at home, brooding, reading extremist websites and polishing their guns." "This will happen again. And again." http://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-tucson-massacre-will-happen-again-2011-01-10 Reasons why the Tucson Massacre will occur again
While unemployment hits many of us hard, it certainly takes a toll on men who are used to providing for their families and being the "bread winner". Coincidentally, the same day that the shooting in Tucson took place, the U.S. Labor Department published its monthly reports on unemployment. While unemployment and violence have no relation with one another, one could in turn be the effect of the other. The scarcity of jobs for people these days is at its peak compared to times before the recession hit. Because there is never scarcity amongst people, we will continue to see these issues arise. These stresses amongst others can drive people to do some pretty hainous things. As a result of the increasing amount of men without jobs, there becomes a great amount of people with way too much time on their hands. In addition to unemployment rates amongst men being high, gun purchases are sky rocketing like crazy. While these purchases do benefit those who distribute guns and their parts, it is hurting our society. Studies suggest that men are more likely to buy a gun than women are. The amount of people who obtained a check last year was 14.4 million or one for every 14 adults. With about 30% of men being unemployed the amount of checks made this year suffered a decrease. That then leaves a big gap in our nation's income rate making it to be 10 million checks for about 100 million men that are being spent on buying guns. Those same men without jobs are the same ones who are out there spending money that they don't have on guns. The dilemma then exists that we have way too many guns out there amongst men who don't have a care in the world. Because of the factors of scarcity amongst jobs, scarcity with the amount of checks coming in, and a scarce amount of men who are working, these same massacres will just repeat themselves, sadly.