After the killing of 26 children and adults by a young man using a semi-automatic gun best used for combat, the knee jerk reactions have begun.
Politicians on the Democrat side of the aisle are calling for assault weapon bans. Some Republicans are saying we need more guns. Others are claiming that if we arm more people they will stop a shooter. If more people carry guns there will be less crime. Schools should have armed guards. All of these solutions are inconclusive. However, 19 mass killings in the past five years have produced no reasonable answer to this terrible national problem. Stronger gun control will probably have no effect as there are more than 300 million guns in our society. It would be impossible to round up these guns or even attempt to register them. Mass killers are different from serial killers. Serial killers kill an individual and then kill again after a cooling off period.