to weigh in on gun laws, Canada has plenty of guns, especially when you consider our small population. I don't think the issue so much is that guns are available, as the issue lies within the American mentality towards guns. Everyone there is so quick to grab a firearm, and you can argue all day that if no one had guns, this wouldn't have happened, or that if everyone had guns, this man wouldn't have been able to take the number of lives he did. I think the real crux of the problem is the mindset Americans had drilled into them. It's a constant assault on the senses by news media, it's continuously pumping the average American full of fear, that they believe a firearm is a necessity, and as such you are so quick to draw them. My two cents on gun control aside, I don't think it pertains towards this situation, he showed no signs of insanity beforehand, in actuality he was seen as a bright, friendly individual. I believe, given the evidence, this man would have attempted it with a butterknife if that's what was available to him. To utilize this tragedy as a means to forward and solidify your opinions on the issue of gun control should be condemned, as both sides of the argument are guilty of it.