Reverend William T. Cummings, who served on Bataan in WWII, famously said "There are no atheists in foxholes." never having been in a foxhole, I can't say if I would find God under those circumstances. I am not a believer. But I wonder how many if those teachers and staff in Connecticut were anti-gun. And if they WERE anti-gun, did that opposition remain during the shooting? I doubt the opposition would disappear totally overnight. But, while that brave woman was hiding kids in closets and under sinks, did she wish she had a gun while she lied to the shooter, and died protecting her students? Was there an avid gun-banner, praying for a weapon to use to defend some children?
I don't understand people who ban guns. I truly cannot understand the mentality of people who wish to disarm law abiding citizens, who are the only ones who will obey the law in the first place. No matter how the government may try, you will never get all the guns from criminals. Hell, they'll never get them all from otherwise law abiding citizens. But criminals can always get guns. If nothing else, any semi-competent machinist can make a functional firearm. So for me, since gun control laws only disarm the good guys, I see the best way to save lives is training. I would cheerfully pay a tax (yes, you heard me, Mr. Anti-Tax say that!) that would buy a weapon for and training of any and all teachers who request it. But I will, conversely, oppose any and all laws aimed at disarming America's law abiding citizens. It just enables criminals, and does not help the citizen.
So, the new quote is "There are no gun-control advocates at the scene of a mass shooting." Neale Osborn, 12-15-2016