It's interesting that I don't see as much comment on the shooting of the volunteer firemen earlier today as we saw for the shooting at the school in Connecticut. It's just as horrible an event. How terrible that these volunteers who got out of bed to fight a fire, dangerous enough, were used as targets by some nut with an assault weapon. People there must be very very angry and upset, although it's overshadowed by the previous shooting.
And now Piers Morgan is taking the heat from NRA types who are trying to deny him his first-amendment rights to call for legislation to control assault weapons.
Of course, banning big weapons isn't the only answer. Who is going to take away all the ones that are out there now? And what about mental health issues? What about the question of identifying people who might become very dangerous and trying to work with them and their families?
Also, I did like the idea of having some folks on school campuses carrying concealed weapons, sort of like air marshals. Only no one should know who is carrying a concealed weapon, and that person should have extensive training for the possibility of attacks like the one in Connecticut.
I'm babbling. But these shootings are very upsetting, and it seems no one really knows what to do about it.