Americans have an empathy problem, not a gun problem

No, America does not have a gun problem. Americans have an empathy problem.

I feel as though I have to define that word. So few people seem to have a grasp of what it means. In my eyes, anyway.
Empathy is the means, ability and will to consciously consider the feelings of other people as if they were one’s own. I say means, ability and will because it does take that trifecta to fully empathize with a person, and it is that trifecta that is ultimately lacking among people today.