Thats a good observation Strider, There probably were more fights pre-90's when it was just hands and maybe pocket knives (remember 'jack knives')...once you bring WMDs into it - that changes perceptions on how far you are willing to push people....I think that had more of an effect than when the PC culture of suing started.

Think of what it meant when a kid said to another kid during the 70's and 80's "I'll kill you."

and think of a kid saying that now.