Jim, thank you. I appreciate the links and I'm familiar with all of them. As they say, this ain't my first rodeo. If I am to be honest, right now, today, I am unable to tell anyone where I stand. Maybe once the emotion of the situation settles down a bit within me I'll come around but it's a strange place I'm at right now.
I did make a new thread regarding an SKS I'm considering so it's not that I've turned against guns, I haven't and I'm not going to get rid of my own. My thoughts, rather, linger around whether or not I trust every Tom, Dick & Harry to purchase a tool that can deal such incredible destruction to such incredibly innocent people (kids).
Like I said, my mind is in uncharted waters and I find myself questioning a lot of my own beliefs.