"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Personally I think making this incident about gun control is just as bad as making it partisan. **** like this happens because of murderous nutjobs, and there's probably no way to stop an occasional event like this... but thankfully they're pretty rare among a 300 million-plus population. What are your odds of being present (let alone shot) when something like this happens, ever in your life? Probably millions to one against. What are your odds of dying in a car crash? Around 100 to 1.
I recall a case in Atlanta where a businessman killed his wife and three co-workers with a hammer. A hammer, and he killed nearly as many as this guy with an AK.
Murderous nutcases slip through the cracks sometimes. Blaming that on the Left, the Right, or guns, or Obama, or Bush, or hammers, is not a solution.
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."