The Connecticut tragedy of children and school teachers killed has become the political rallying point for gun control advocates to renew cries for narrowing the gap for possible firearm ownership.
The deaths did not occur because of a gun ownership issue or lack of legislation. It happened, apparently, because of our society’s lack of provision for mentally limited citizens and their families. That seems to be a government budget problem.
What institutions in our society are best to deal with those issues? Private, or government? The easy answer for so many is government, but I conjecture the success rate to fall behind what generously supported private efforts could do.
Another issue is made clear again in the recent tragedy. The establishment of gun-free zones merely act as a magnet for the deranged and criminally motivated people. They know they can go to a gun-free zone, and citizens legitimately licensed for carrying firearms will not be present with any defense capability.
Would not somebody in the administration of that school, who was properly trained and licensed for a firearm, have been able at least to cause the death toll to have been much less than over two dozen?