Um when did 20 kids get ripped up by an assault rifle? Or I will bend a little and ask when did 20 kids get ripped up by an assault like weapon? Sandy hook shooting was 4 pistols. And if ANY one of those teachers had a gun the killing would have ended much sooner. The presents of a hand gun in the hand of the kindergarten teacher that had the time to hide her kids in lockers would have saved her life along with everyone else. It is the fear of taking responsibility that killed those kids. WE DO NOT LIVE IN A UTOPIA. As long as humans dominate and kill humans will need to defend themselves. You can run from the responsibility all you want but please stop trying to make the rest of us hide our heads in the sand.