Spot on Specious - I can absolutely agree with this sentiment. It begs the question, then - how do we change that attitude? Why isn't that question the focus of the discussion?Let me first say, prayers and thoughts to the victims of this horrendous crime lest I be labeled insensitive so shortly after the bodies are still warm.
Ok, now that is behind us, there was school violence, including guns. But Columbine was the turning point. Mass killings. 20 plus killed with military grade weapons, rapid fire handguns and large capacity magazines. The slide has been towards the loose access to these weapons and a cult like following that these weapons are equalizers. You are bullied, get a gun. You are crazy, get a gun. You are scared, get a gun. The gun is the solution, not the problem. So it may not be the gun (although, assault weapons were not available when I was in school) its the attitude that guns are the equalizer.