93 people out of 323MM is the definition of minuscule; hell that is less than minuscule. Im all for stricter gun laws in the US though im not so sure that would decrease the likeliness of these events from happening but whatever. It makes sense to have background checks, psych evaluations, and waiting periods. Im okay with just 1 and more because I live in the real world and in the real world people kill other people; always have and always will. People do fucked up things; sometimes with guns sometimes without guns. I dont pretend to live in some fantasy world where everybody gets along and is nice to one another. The difference is I dont blame the gun for the actions of people. I should be able to own a double sided knife I dont see why I shouldnt (not that really care to own one). Actually I can buy fertilizer and racing fuel, its just monitored now; its not against the law. There are places I cant carry a gun (or knife) and im fine with that. The news story I heard was the guy took a shot/took fire from a private citizen and fled the scene and then shot himself. This is from multiple news outlets. According to law enforcement this private citizen potentially saved many more people from being killed. So, if that is in fact the case then you're wrong; the good guy with a gun did stop the bad guy with a gun. Whats to stop a person from going into a store with a regular handgun or shotgun or bolt action rifle and shooting up a store where my wife and kids are at? Or throwing a can of gas and lighting it? Or going in with a knife and stabbing my wife and kids? Nothing. Im sorry for harping on the ban the guns spiel but your posts really made it sound like thats what you were proposing. Im of the opinion that having open discussion on any and all topics are good for people on all sides of the discussion so I dont mind the topic being brought up and talked about.