Moral of the story, THERE IS NO SAFE PLACES.
This is truth. The thought of a safe place where you won't need to defend yourself is a myth. No matter where you are, there are crazy people who may, or may not doing something stupid like this shooting.
When I first heard that the gunman was dead, I was hoping (against hope, mind you) that a lawful CCW'er had done it. That could have potentially been something that would have helped the case we've been making all along. Instead, the mall (like all the malls in my area, unfortunately) will probably turn to No Guns Allowed because we all know that keeps criminals with guns out.