@dark_lord_spam: Laws actually are designed to be preventative for a number of reasons, for example by deterrence, a simple way of explaining this is do you think theft would increase if we had no law against stealing? Obviously it would but statistics back this up as well as there is a negative correlation between crimes with harsher penalties and the occurrence of those crimes.
However, while laws are meant to reduce crime they aren't meant to eliminate it. Another misunderstanding here, on the pro-gun side, is that all people who commit crimes are something akin to professional criminals.
Apparently you live a privileged life if you think this is "becoming" a part of life.
I'm 32 years old and school shootings were rampant where and when I was in high school and even when I was younger. A lot of my friends were killed in drive by shootings and various other happenings not far from or on school campuses over 20 years ago. Nothing about this is new or "becoming" normal. It's a sad fact of life that has been ongoing for hundreds of years now. People just pretended it didn't exist until it started garnering attention on 24 hour news stations.
This also has nothing to do with gun control. The number 1 cause of all of these particular cases (which is only a tiny fraction of actual teenage related shootings throughout america) that people latch onto has been people with psychiatric issues that are being ignored. The only gun control needed here is parents need to be held accountable for how terribly they raise (don't raise) their children.
For the most part your OP is full of ignorance.
Maybe a slight exaggeration.
Anyway I don't want to wade into a gun control debate here, it's too emotional on both sides for me, but I don't understand the implication that certain non-specific laws would have prevented this particular tragedy, to my knowledge the shooter didn't use a firearm he legally procured.
I bought the original last year when a similar sale was going on and I think it's worth giving a shot. It leaves a strong first impression, one of the strongest in any horror game I've ever played, but the terror you initially feel wears off with repetition.
I played a good bit of the game in a couple of sittings but once it got stale I never got back to it so it's still unfinished for me. I think, for the price, you can't go wrong. I might even go back and finish it off now.