That’s bullsh!t… There are plenty of laws; they are enforced incompetently. This pussywhipped kid didn’t buy his guns - his wacko mother bought them and then let him have access. No law can fix something like that. What are you going to do - send everyone to a shrink? What makes you think they know anything valid, anyway? Life is risky. You cannot eliminate risk. Weapons kill more criminals than anyone else. Weapons in the hands of citizens save more innocent people than the pigs do. “Gun crime” can be broken up into a few broad categories. The largest by far is criminal activity for profit. Most of that is perped by young blacks who have grown up in an environment so hopeless it is absurd to expect them to be anything but criminals. Most of their victims are their peers. And most of those crimes could have been perped without firearms. And more weapons in citizen’s hands will only cut into this segment of crime. The sort of crime that is common in cities - cities which by and large already have tough gun laws and enforcement - that kind of crime is rare in my neck of the woods. Why? First, there is enough opportunity here generations of people haven’t been automatically condemned to hopelessness. Second, we’re heavily armed. There is no percentage in violent crime when every third potential victim shoots back. The next, much smaller segment is crime of passion. It happens in every demographic, and a lot of times, the victims deserve what they get. I will not be hobbled because the Bickersons finally came to blows. I really don’t care what happens to them. And the last, very tiny segment of this are cases like that pussywhipped kid who went off in Newtown. That was as anomalous as a lightning strike. The only way to prevent that is to confiscate every weapon. And then these kids will pick another weapon. He could have driven a car into a crowd of kids, you know… Meanwhile, a disarmed populace will suffer far more deaths to criminals than kids will be saved from nuts… No how, no way. I am just as important as some kid. I have a right to protect myself. If the cost of that is an occasional disaster… Too bad. The cost of owning automobiles is an occasional wrecked schoolbus. And it should be noted most of these slaughter events which have grabbed headlines are perped by young, affluent white boys who are under psychiatric care and are taking prescribed drugs. Which brings us back to an earlier point as a last question… If it is mentally unstable people being treated by shrinks with potions who are committing these crimes, what logic is there in having shrinks determine who can pack?