Shockingly enough, in countries where there are strict gun laws, there appear to be less shootings by criminals than int he U.S.
While non-gun petty and violent crime have risen as the number of firearms in private hands has decreased.
This is the simple fact opponents of gun control simply cannot deal with.
Less guns mean less gun violence.
And a fact that proponents of gun control in the U.S. ignore is that drunk driving kills more people each year than firearms, by about 15%, and vehicle crashes in general kill 4,000 times as many as guns..
In 2010, 8,874, people were killed by firearms.
In 2010, 10,228 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes
In 2009, 35,900,00 people were killed by automobiles.
Yet I don't see the Dianne Feinstein's of the world on a mad rush to ban alcohol, or ban automobiles. If the push to ban guns was about deaths of citizens, young children, then we'd have banned cars long ago, or passed laws to make it much harder for people who just don't have the coordination and brain power to drive a car safely, etc, etc, and we'd have banned alcohol outright, again (with the same results).
Pull the blinders off people. Stop drinking the Kool-aid. The push to ban guns is about political ideology of the left, not saving lives. Always has been, always will be. Mass shootings like this are simply a timely opportunity to push their ideological agenda again, hoping the outrage will put enough wind in their legislative sails to pass something.
The 2nd amendment to the U.S. constitution guarantess us the right to bear arms. And it puts no limitations on the types of arms.
There is no guarantee in the constitution of a right to own or drive an automobile, or consume alcohol.
Seems to me if the concern were truly for dead children, as is being claimed here, then we'd surely embark on passing legislation to once again ban alcohol, and if we really want to cut down on deaths, ban automobiles.