Those participating in this thread wish to exclude the gun debate. If you'd like to discuss, stop by El Box de Litter. There's a thread there.Yes, this is a terrible ocurrance, and all my wishes go to the families with lost members but surely this wouldn't of happened if guns were not easily available in the US.
In the UK hardly anyone has a gun, as there is no really need to have one. I believe people have them for shooting in the countryside etc, but they are not easily available on the streets. Plus it is illegal to walk around in public with a firearm. But yes at the moment we seem to have a wave of knife stabbings, but on the news today some company is making stab proof hoodie for chavs to wear so when stabbed they dont die (okay...).
Now if give out guns to everyone possible that wants to have one, why does that person want to have one? Okay if it is for the countryside and shooting at animals (that are not endangered) that is fine, and at shooting ranges (as long as the guns stay at the shooting ranges) that would be safer. I understand that it is your right to have a gun, but why do you need one? You have one to protect yourself? But surely if other people didnt have guns then you wouldnt need one also.
People are also saying why wasnt the university close and send all the pupils home after the first attack, to prevent the large death count on the second, but surely if there wasnt the ability to get the gun in the first place, then none of this would of happened.
If you allow guns to be sold to anyone, then what do you expect them to be used for? I think you need to change your laws, although this maybe be contraversial, it needs considering deeply.