Damn it Kurt! Your article reeks with a smug attitude of arrogance. Your comment about how a friend of your wife decided that maybe they should get guns stinks!! Sounds like in your paradise everyone is walking around with a gun! What kind of progress is that in building a civilized world? I (and millions of others) don't want to be a gun owner! I don't want the expense nor the responsibility that should go with owning a firearm! Too bad there are a lot of gun owners out there who don't take that responsibility seriously, such as Lanza's mother. Yeah, you can have your guns, but all gun owners should be expected to pay the cost of gun ownership in this country (e.g. - guards), just like we expect polluters to pay that cost!