People are dead, I don't care what you think. I'm not going to debate these opinions, period. Children are most of the dead, and most of the others are people who were trying to protect the kids.
Those people trying to protect the kids were the most useless people on the face of the planet according to some people, folks who are nothing but leeches who are a drain on society...public employees. Employees who in most cases are making THOUSANDS less than they could with the same level of education in the private sector. They aren't doing it for money, they do it as a calling. They DELIBERATELY gave their lives to protect the young lives they were trying to develop. They are NOT leeches, theirs is among the most sacred duties of our society. Don't try to debate this point, I don't care what you think.
This isn't about security at school buildings. This guy BROKE OUT A WINDOW to get inside. In any case we had 3 highly public shootings in 4 days. Don't minimize that, I don't care what you think.
Don't tell me more people walking around armed is the solution. If you think that you're listening to too many propaganda pieces and not thinking enough about the REAL statistics of gun ownership or what's likely to happen with multiple people shooting it out around innocents. I won't even address this ridiculous "solution" that comes mostly from the "need" of weapons makers to maximize their profits by keeping us all afraid in order to generate more customers. I don't care what you think.
Yeah, you have Second Amendment rights. So do I, so do all the hunters and skeet shooters I know here and in my home town, including my Father and brother. I'm glad they enjoy their firearms in a responsible way and they're welcome to do so. Those Second Amendment rights are as unlimited and all encompassing as your First Amendment rights to yell "FIRE!" in a crowded theater or practice human sacrifice as part of your religion. The Second Amendment is as subject to reasonable restrictions as any of our other constitutional rights...particularly when your rights infringe on my right to not be killed by random gun violence. If you think otherwise I don't care what you think.
About the only thing we're left with here is the supposition that "you can't predict the actions of some random crazy." No, but we live in a society in which profit motive makes it virtually impossible to get good mental health care through private insurance and "fiscal responsibility" makes it virtually impossible for people who are desperate to get good mental health care to do so in the public sphere. I could care less if you want to argue that point...I don't care what you think.
So it isn't true that "this isn't the time to debate this issue." It's PAST TIME to debate this issue. I don't pretend to know all the answers, but I know this;
Guns don't make people violent, but they make violent people more effective.