I would just like to take a moment to remind people of one thing. A few years ago, a group of people decided that it was time to kill as many civilians as they could. They managed to take over 3000 lives in one day. They did this, not with guns, but with box cutters. They didn’t even use switch blades or butterfly knives. Just regular old box cutters, the same kind of blade that you’ll find in the hardware section of Wal-Marts and Targets everywhere.
When the Timothy McVeigh decided that he didn’t like the government, he bought a truckload of fertilizer.
You yourself have the makings of several types of bombs and chemical weapons under your kitchen sink right now.
When someone wants to kill people, they will do so. They will use what ever tools are available, most of which are easier to obtain than a firearm. They will ignore any laws that are designed to protect those that they want to kill. All school shootings take place on “Gun Free Zones”, almost all mall shootings took place in a mall that has signs posted to disallow citizens from carrying their otherwise legal firearms. The Aurora shooter didn’t go to the closest, or largest theater in his area, he went to the only one within twenty miles that did not allow its patrons to carry their firearms on the premise.
When investigating these events however, we have found many red flags that were ignored. Coworkers, family, teachers, doctors, and friends that knew that the person was going to do something, but didn’t do anything to either warn people or get this person help.
Blaming the guns is just an easy way out. We don’t want to actually look at the real problem.