Taking guns away from people would work about as well as making meth illegal. Oh yea, it is illegal and it is still everywhere!
The Definition of Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
There has to be a middle ground between allowing open access to guns for everyone and banning all guns outright. Both are extremes and unnecessary, but there has to be something there in the middle where we can say "okay we've come up with a system where responsible people can have guns, but irresponsible people cannot."
As Lutherf said above, personal responsibility needs to be encouraged. I think responsible gun ownership is something that takes a backseat to simply allowing access to guns and that's sort of the main problem.
President Obama didn't forget to mention gun control during his touching speech.
"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)
Normally I tend to ignore these kind of tragedies, mainly because I have pretty extreme OCD, and things like this usually triggers that, and I know I'll end up in a ball in my bed not being able to think of much else. But I couldn't help but watch the news, and just cry. This was senseless, this was horrible, and I can't even really imagine how these families are feeling. Today we shouldn't be arguing, we are all family today. May God be with everyone today.
If there's a god, damn it she won't mind.
If there's a god, baby she won't mind.
The fundies are now chiming in. Praying would NOT have prevented this. People are so damn delusional.
Fischer: God Didn't Stop CT School Shooting Because He's a Gentleman Who Doesn't Go Where He Is Not Wanted
Fischer said that God could have protected the victims of this massacre, but didn't because "God is not going to go where he is not wanted" and so if school administrators really want to protect students, they will start every school day with prayer:
Fischer: God Didn't Stop School Shooting Because He's A Gentleman Who Doesn't Go Where Not Wanted - YouTube