While my heart aches for the parents of those small children killed in Newtown, CT, I can see no sensible way to eliminate the problem. The simple fact is that guns are lethal weapons and are capable of killing, whether it be deer, elk, or prople. I have seen estimates of 300 million guns in the USA, almost 1 for each person. It would be impossible to confiscate all those guns or force people to "tun them in," even if it did not violate the 2nd Amendment and the "takings clause." Many people would go along, but the criminal element would not, leaving us worse off than ever.