Unfortunately, those people that have it within them to perform such evil acts as the mass shootings this country has experienced in the last twenty years have easy access to firearms, and there has not been a reliable way to separate them, or discover who these people are in order to prevent their access to guns before these tragedies occur. The CT shooter was not even old enough to purchase a gun, though he definitely had access, and this is what concerns me about gun control. I do not believe that it will prevent mass violence. As a matter of fact, I think that it will make it worse.
Here is my reasoning. I was born in 1965, and I graduated in 1984. All throughout my years in high-school, there was absolutely no gun control. We could actually take the guns to school and put them in our locker to show off in shop class. I did not know of one male student that did not at-least have a gun or two in his car or truck, especially during deer season. We were also allowed to carry buck knives of varying length clipped to our belt. This type of mass murder violence just did not occur back then.
Now that mass shootings seem to be trending or have so through the last couple decades, we must put a stop to it, and I believe the country is poised and ready for action, but we cannot get it wrong.
I do not claim to have the answer. Therefore, I will stimulate thought and discussion of some questions. And then offer some start on a better solution.
Do you feel tightened gun laws, will stop, or slow mass public murder.and If so, are you willing to steak your children's life on it?
Do you remember Timothy McVeigh, and the Oklahoma City bombing? (he did not use a gun. His weapon was made from fertilizer.)
Does making bombs require specialized knowledge that any Tom, Dick, or Harry could not retrieve from the internet in 5 minutes?
If a bomb were used instead of firearms in the CT School, Would the loss have been greater?
My fear is that the country will go all out for tighter gun control laws, which will give the country a false sense of security and when the dust settles we end up with the same evil, but with a different name. We may then find suicide bombers in our schools, shopping Malls, and public transportation systems.
Why is it that we place an armed federal agent on Flights to protect travelers, but we do not protect our children after several mass shooting occurrences?
Every government building such as the Social Security Admin offices has an armed officer who questions everyone who comes through the door weather or not they have any fire arms or sharp objects such as scissors, fingernail clippers, etc., and if they do they are not allowed entry until they go back to their car and leave everything there.
We are truly living in a much different environment than any of us are used to, and the evidence is spread over all the pictures from yesterdays events. Gun Control is not the answer, or I hope it is not the only answer. We must secure our schools and protect our children from evil, which has had a free entry for too long. I vote for evil control.