Our problem is to find a solution to prevent any more of these tragic events. The politicians saying that new laws will prevent this is wishful thinking.
What we need to seek is a before the fact solution.
Seek all you wish, you will not find a before the fact solution that works without either locking us ALL up, or drugging us ALL down. It is stress that powers the rage that creates the killing, and it is a very, very individual thing.
Until you can discover, assess, and remove the stress from each and everyone's life, all over the planet, at the same time, you don't have a chance of preventing someone, somewhere, going on a killing spree.
Some people can handle extreme amounts of stress and maintain, or even excell. Some people snap because someone called them a name, or wore the "wrong" color near them.
until you can monitor, and control all that, and everything in between, there is no "before the fact" solution.
And, even if you could do all that, what gives you the right to do it?
The only thing that stands a chance of resisting force is an opposite force. Which is why we have an armed police. And why we arm ourselves. Because when seconds count, the police are only minutes away...
We debate not that our children should be protected, but about what is "reasonable" or proper to do for their protection. A school full of murdered children, teachers, and administrators is graphic proof that what was considered adequate failed, miserably.
In stead of more of the same policies that have already shown to be failures, repeatedly (gun control, etc.), why not try something else? It might not work, either, but if we don't even try something else, we'll never know, will we?
Insanity has been defined as doing the same thing, the same way, and expecting a different result. In this light, isn't more gun control simply insanity?