While I am definitely not an ultra gun-ho type of person, I do appreciate that they are an effective tool for hunting, self-defense, and a means for keeping power in the hands of "the people". As with any tool, it can and will be abused. While this most recent incident, as well as the others we have been hearing about, truly sickens and disgusts me, I honestly believe the problem is not about guns. From my perspective, the problem is about mentally unstable people that society has produced who are desperate, isolated, unhappy, selfish, and angry. As long as we breed a culture of selfishness, greed, hate and division, and as long as the ideological rhetoric continues hum at an ever higher fever pitch, we will see more of this. And it is not the fault of gun availability. This problem will not be solved by tougher gun laws (or any laws for that matter), but by a change in culture and compassion. While guns often receive the blame because they could be easily regulated and are the tool used in this destruction, you cannot easily regulate desperate, unhappy, selfish, and angry people without crossing some ethical lines. We should not advocate the removal of a valuable tool from society, but we should advocate for the proper use of that tool. In my opinion this happens on an individual level, and not from top-down laws. By establishing genuine connections with our neighbors, friends, and families, reaching out to those in need, and making this world less desperate for those who are less fortunate, we can begin to mitigate the problem. Whether you like guns or not, you have to admit that gun legislation won't address the "crazy" that is at the root of the problem, nor will it prevent violent people from being violent and murderous on a large scale.