One might pause to question 'the "news" manufacturers aren't hoping for a school shooting'. What continues to be overlooked is the real role of the gun. Rather than having as its only reason for being to kill the real role of the gun is to act as a deterrent to those who would do us harm. When that deterrent factor is missing as it is in areas with strict gun control violence escalates. The crowning achievement of the anti-gun crowd is the gun free zone which they've managed to institute in our schools. Are these people really that stupid or is it they don't mind sacrificing a few more children on the altar of Progressivism if they can exploit the tragedy? Hint: this is the same crowd claiming abortion as a right.