Have we learned nothing from the Virginia Tech shootings? There was an outright gun ban on campus, and because of that, when a deranged student, by the name of Seung-Hui Cho, snapped and started shooting, everyone else was defenseless. Had a responsible gun-owner been at the scene, Cho would have gotten maybe three people, rather than thirty. I find it ironic that terrible shootings such as this never happen at a rifle range where people can defend themselves. Massacres tend to occur where people are defenseless.
People these days seem to automatically associate guns with chaos; probably because of selective media coverage. The fact of the matter is that guns are not weapons of chaos, but rather tools of force. Like any tool of force, weather it be a hammer or an AK-47, guns can be used for good or bad. However, statistics consistently reveal that guns are more frequently used to prevent rather than perpetrate crimes. A good friend of mine, whose self-proclaimed specialty is gun control, wrote on ShaunConnell [dot] com that subtracting the number of crimes committed with firearms from the number of people who use these weapons to stop crimes yields a positive result of 1.8 Million (with a big M) crimes stopped per year.