travelstud saidIts nothing new in america... every few months there are some stupid shootings... this is why Guns are banned in most of western europe... in UK even the police do not carry guns.. only special forces do.
I agree with Western Europe on many things including socialized medicine, but not with taking the guns for just bad guys (police and crooks).
Here in Texas, there's the Protect Your Castle law, and it WORKS. You get two shots on the house. One to protect yourself, and the other to keep the perp from escaping. If more folks owned guns, you wouldn't see homes getting broken into because of the gun factor.
As a kid, in Nebraska, on a ranch 30 miles from the nearest village, and 70 miles from the nearest down of 1200, we grew up with guns. If someone came around that had no business there, you blasted them. Only on one occasion in all the years on the ranch did someone steal something (steel scraps).
Guns don't kill people. Bad guys kill people. Leaving guns to just the bad guys is NOT a good idea and is counter to the Second Amendment. Stupid things happen because of stupid people, and any guns involved with a felon are obtained illegally and controlling them is not a deterrent, it just makes for more grief for the good guys. In America, like rec drugs, or anything else, if you want it, you can get it.