The second amendment to the U.S. Constitution:
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
We don't know what the solution is, but there has to be a solution to stop crazies from killing normal people.
The first time or two it happened we thought it was just a fluke. But it keeps happening over and over again.
Citizens shouldn't constantly fear for their lives when in public places.
But we haven't come up with what should be done.
There have been people calling for stricter gun laws. If we could find a way to test people to be sure they are sane-thinking human beings before we allowed them to buy guns, we would agree with that solution.
Others have suggested we shouldn't allow guns in certain places. Schools are the types of places that have been suggested and legislated to be gun-free zones. But with the latest shooting in Connecticut, it is apparent that gun-free zones are only for the law abiding and sane people of the world.
An alternative to gun-free zones was a law proposed in Arizona, which would have specifically allowed guns on school campuses. That law did not pass.
But given that there is no way to keep guns from the crazies and no way to keep the crazies out of public places, maybe allowing normal people to carry weapons is a better alternative.
After the shootings in the movie theater in Colorado, it was suggested that if patrons of the theater had been carrying guns, maybe the shooter would have been deterred by the prospect of a firefight with the potential victims returning fire and not attempted his murderous rampage. But even if he did, there would have been the potential for patrons to have prevented some of the murders by successfully returning fire.