RE: Are today’s Republican’s responsible for the increase in violence in this country?

No. Let’s be clear, the “level of violence” in this country has gone down. There’s less violent crime today. If you’re specifically referring to school shooting, says there have been 34 school shootings between the Sandy Hook shooting on Dec. 14, 2012 through June 10, 2014. The CDC shows a downward trend in “School-Associated Violent Deaths—1992-2010.” We can pick and choose statistics. It’s also legitimate to point to certain kinds of public violence and criticize conservatives but taking certain options off the table (for fear of offending their base). 

Now, do I blame the gun manufacturers (and their mouthpiece the NRA) for the number of gun deaths in this country? Oh, yes.