The fact remains that Connecticut has strict gun laws. How did the shooter obtain the guns? With his mental health record he could not have passed a background check? The right to own guns for hunting and self defense is not negotiable. The responsibility of gun ownership is not negotiable. If you own a gun, you alone are responsible for keeping it secure. How do people wtih mental health issues get their hands on weapons and body armor? Are people just dumb and blind to what goes on around them?
I have guns and keep them locked up in a metal cabinet. I know my children and grandchildren and their temperments and mentality and what is going in in their lives. Awareness and being proactive is the best way to prevent gun tragedies like this.