The Mayans were wrong! Well, sort of. They predicted the world to end after 12-21-12, causing most folks to anticipate a doomsday of 9/11 or Y2K proportions. Of course, the world didn't end.
However, a few days before the dreaded 12/21 day of reckoning, we had another tragic school shooting. This time it was at Sandy Hill Elementary School in Connecticut. The biggest tragedy was that innocent little children were injured, killed, and traumatized perhaps forever. That is a true doomsday, and one that is more difficult to anticipate.
Columbine, the Virginia Tech shootings, and even the DC sniper are all tragic events that revolve around guns and gun laws. Folks take their stands for and against firearms. Those for proudly shout the 2nd Amendment, which is the right to bear arms.
Filmmaker Michael Moore did a documentary about gun control and laws called "Bowling For Columbine". He included NRA rallies, and even spoke with their biggest spokesperson at the time, famous actor Charlton Heston. His famous quote is paraphrased as let them pry it from my COLD DEAD HANDS.
I don't have a clear solution for this abuse of guns, gun control and preventing school shootings. However, I don't feel sane, law abiding citizens should be denied their Second Amendment rights. Guns do a lot of good. You can hunt with them, protect yourself and others, and they are good collectors items. Being an arms dealer is very lucrative. Also, our military uses them.
However, gun usage and security at public places should be heightened to curb these tragedies. We as US citizens cannot fall asleep at the wheel and not anticipate disaster. Perhaps police and security needs to be effective and better paid. We cannot have decrepit, 70 year old men protecting our schools. Crazy is something not to be played with.
Therefore keep the guns, control those who shouldn't have them, and don't punish the innocent. We have already lost enough lives for nothing.