The school failed. The FBI failed. The police failed. The officer on the site failed.
Yet all we hear is that guns and the NRA are the problem. No one from the NRA was there or in any way involved with the Florida school shooting. In the Texas church shooting, it was an NRA trained member who stopped the bad guy.
Why is the first solution to this problem penalizing law abiding citizens rather than dealing with the real problems involved with this tragedy. They tell us, "See something, say something," but they forgot their part, which was "Do soemthing!"
The gunman appears to have been mentally ill. We need to address that as a problem. Vilifying guns and the NRA is not the answer, it's just an easy answer. It's being proposed not to sell guns to anyone under 21. I gather this means those under 21 are not thought to be mature enough. Yet we have 18-year-olds taken into the military, where they use guns and protect our country — and do it well. It's even been proposed that 16-year-olds should vote. Which is it? Is anyone under 21 not mature enough to handle guns, make decisions, like whether to smoke or drink, or who to vote for? Or are 18-year-olds mature enough to buy a gun, choose who to vote for, whether to smoke and/or drink and join the military? Logic — sadly lacking so far — needs to be applied to these problems. We need to look at problems clearly, and at solutions that will actually work rather than so called solutions that feel good but solve nothing.