People kill people.
Anyone who honestly thinks that having stricter gun laws would have prevented this are delusional. Someone as sick as this, someone who had the urge to kill kids, would have found a way to get a gun no matter what. Just as easy as getting drugs. Instead of teenage drug dealers, we would have teenage arms dealers.
Let us worry about the victims and get the story first. What bothers me the most is the fact the bastard took his own life. What the fuck.
EDIT: Also http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2012/12/14/china-knife-attack-school.html
A man in china stabbed 22 school children with a Knife. Are we gonna Ban knives to now?
This is the first problem. The idea that any person who does something like this is an irredeemable monster. And I'm not saying this guy isn't but at one time, he wasn't. This guy needed help, not a gun. But in this country, if you talk about your problems you're a pussy and if you go to a therapist you're a freak. We should be talking about gun control and mental health reform because they go hand in hand.
I agree with you. The point I want to make is that there is no absolute solution. Thins like this will still happen some way or another if a person is determined enough. Perhaps having these "Stricter" gun laws would have deterred this person away, but if someone is determined enough, they will find a way. Illegal guns on the street would be just more common. I would think people would see this correlation with the illegal drugs out there.
Excellent thinking that man, lets not do anything to regulate harmful substances or dangerous weapons and see if that makes things any better.