Please allow me to give the counter to Professor Kyle Scott's view on stopping gun control.
We all have to hear the "Wild West" appeal that if we are all armed with guns we'll be safe. If the deranged person isn't armed with a gun, he'll just use a knife, as we have seen at Lone Star College. And yet, most knifes are legally carried most anywhere, just as the perpetrator of the stabbings did. But there was no one stopping him with their "legitimate" knife. Fourteen people were injured, not killed and I bet he could have shot faster than he stabbed.
Yes, it does seem odd that one must employ terrible pictures and bereaved parents for building support for gun control. But watch and see for yourself as conservative legislatures act as if they are having some kind of epiphany.
Thank God the Lone Star stabber didn't have a gun, or the Batman theatre shooter didn't have a bazooka, or Timothy McVey didn't have a nuclear device. Addressing the limits of our constitutional rights and freedoms is a "Slippery slope" that must be accepted.
Finally, pretending that you would defend your home and family with anything other than a shotgun is as misinformed as Professor Kyle Scott's idea that Saddam Hussein had something to do with 9/11.