It is said all the time here in the US that “guns don’t kill people, people kill people.” In light of the latest horrible episode depicting the horror wrought by one human on another, the saying should be changed.
“Guns may not kill people, but people carrying guns kill people.”
More people carrying guns will only lead to more dead, not less.
People legally carrying guns into schools, parks, and theaters will not deter the senseless, horrific killings of innocents. By all means, if you chose to own guns, do so, but do so at home, or on the gun range. Do so after receiving training. Do so with the knowledge that only nutcases talk about killing others. Spouting off that you are prepared to kill another, even in self-defense, does not make you sound brave. It makes you sound foolish.
Many men and women train to protect the nation and its citizens with deadly force if needed, but I doubt they brag about the actual idea of killing another human being. It is one thing to own a gun in honor of your Freedom to do so, it is completely different to own a gun with the intent to kill someone. If you doubt this, ask a cop or a soldier.
My thoughts and prayers go out to all those who have lost their lives or their loved ones this week. My heart aches for your sorrow.