...at an elementary school, of all things, all I have to say is this:
1) It has been said time and again, and I shall repeat - guns do not kill people; people do. If this madman had not obtained his firearm(s) legally, he would have done so on the Black Market (which is where all too many murder weapons are bought, and against which all the laws of all the nations are impotent).
ETA CORRECTION: I read after the fact that his opening act was to murder his own mother and use her guns.
2) I do not support a knee-jerk change to firearms laws, or a watering down of the right of US citizens to keep and bear arms, every time some fucking nutcase with a firearm goes off the deep end. More people are probably killed every week on US roads.
3) Every restraint that is imposed on legitimate, law-abiding firearm owners every time some fucking unhinged nutcase does something like this is nothing more or less than the punishment of the innocent for the crimes of the guilty. For that reason I cannot and will not defend it.
My sympathies are with the families and friends of the dead, but I WILL NOT BE PARTY TO THE PUNISHMENT OF THE INNOCENT FOR THE CRIMES OF THE GUILTY. For this reason, I WILL NOT HEAR TALK OF 'GUN CONTROL' IN RESPONSE TO CRIMES SUCH AS THIS.
That is all.