I am not normally a political rantist, but I feel so strongly about this and we do need to act to prevent more bloodshed in this country and prevent it in Palo Alto.
If ever there was a time to talk about gun control and what we can do to prevent another massacre, it is now.
Do we want a crazy person with a legally obtained gun running into one of our schools, our places of worship, our movie theater, our shopping mall? Do we care whether the legally obtained gun came with all the strictest background checks if it kills and causes mayhem in our town.
If anyone of the people who don't agree with me on this gun control issue starts talking about rights, knives, semi trucks, poisons or anything else, they are bringing up red herrings. Guns are designed to cause death and serious injury. Period. This is not a farming community where a farmer may be protecting his livestock from invading bears or mountain lions. This is not somewhere where we can go and shoot a squirrel or deer for dinner. It is much cheaper to buy food in a grocery store.
It is time to protect our kids and ourselves, not by personal weapons in the home, but by getting rid of guns in society. We can't figure out who the nuts are, so we have to prevent them getting their hands on guns. If nuts are given guns, in any state, it is proof that the system is broken. We must get the guns out of society.
This must not be a taboo subject. It is what we must do because civilized societies in this world do their best to prevent massacres and so should we.