Another thing I've thought about while reading some things here and elsewhere is that I suspect that the policies people are fervently pushing in the aftermath of this disaster are not policies that they are just coming up with in their knee-jerk, emotional state. On the contrary, they're pushing for policies that they've wanted for a long time based on information that's been accumulated over the course of several mass shootings just in a more panicked manner. After all, it's not as if this is the first shooting of this kind - we already have a lot of info and analysis on how these things happen. People are just pushing for what they've always thought will solve the problem.
Geez. Just writing about this makes me sad. I can't get those kids out of my mind.