We aren't talking about fuel or fertilizer, we are talking about guns. Try giving your spin to the parents of the 32 that are dead as a result.
Once again, you guys always seem to give good points, provided we were living in a perfect world. But this isn't a perfect world and we don't live in a vacuum. This is the real world, and that kid walked right into a gun shop and bought his piece.
Like my dad always told me, if there is a gun around, don't be surprised when someone turns up dead.
...and if just one person in the first room that the gunman opened fire on was armed, what do you suppose the chances are that there would have been fewer casualties?
If somebody wants to kill another person, or a large group of people, all they need is a motive and a little creativity. As for your question about the knife, all he would have had to do is wait until classes were let out, walk down a very crowded hallway and start stabbing. He could have had a dozen down before anybody knew what was happening.
I hate how some people feel the need to blame SOMETHING and can't accept that people are people and this crap is going to happen regardless of whether or not guns, or knives, or cars, or any other object that can be used to harm others exist.
V, you talk about a other posters living in a perfect world; a vacuum. If you take guns away from the masses, those who want to get thier hands on one will. Period. In a perfect world, by getting rid of guns, yes, there would be no more shootings, but as you love to point out, we don't live in such a world.