We dont have a legal gun problem, we have a people problem.
Society has failed, for many reasons.
You wont take guns away from people in the following link, and God help you if they are the only ones who have them. Police dont prevent crimes, they solve them afterwards.
These type people commonly have AUTOMATIC weapons, which were obtained illegally. I recall reading of one site of a shootout where the police recovered 700 bullet casings. Miraculously, no one was injured.
The ONLY thing that keeps these people out of YOUR home at night, it the odds that you probably have a gun.
People have been killing other people for thousands of years, long before they had guns to do so. And will continue to do so no matter what.
The sensationalized killing you HEAR about, are few, and usually seem to have been done by persons with KNOWN MENTAL ISSUES. These school shootings are basically copycat killings, the killer wants the shock value. These are also in part due to the medias sensationalism of past such events. Even without access to guns, someone intent on a shocking murderous act, followed by suicide has other means at their disposal to accomplish that.
These acts usually occur in what we perceive as "safe" zones, but what makes them safe? A sign? Gimme a break. Its the fact that it was PRESUMED to be a safe zone that makes it so shocking.
Nothing makes them safe. We send our kids to school HOPING that they are safe there. While we do have locks and means to protect ourselves and them at home.
What happened at that school should not have been possible. Teachers and school personnel charged with the protection of students in their care, have no way to excersise that. The school had a locked door he had to be buzzed in, but the window next to it wasnt armored. The classrooms did not have deadbolts that could be activated. And this school had recently been renovated for safety.
A couple hundred dollars spent, would have saved a lot of lives.
What they did, was refuse to believe that anything bad would actually ever happen, so they didnt take childrens safety seriously.
The worst school massacre in the US did not occur by gunfire, it was done with a gallon of gasoline.
But the really scary thing, is the people in the above video, their vote counts as much as yours, or mine.