I am upset by the recent shootings (Oregon and Conneticut). These sensless cowardly killings are beyond horrible. I am also upset by the almost instant use of these tragedies by anti-gun groups. I do not like how they turn a tragedy into their own political movement for there sensless pursiut of absolute control. I think there is more that needs to be done to deter killers like this from going down their path. I think there is much to be done in increasing the ability of people to deal with their problems in non-violent ways. I do not believe in the reaction of we are victims, we should immediately give up rights, forego freedoms, and hope somehow that makes us safer. I think Teddy R. was on to something when he said (paraphrase) speak softly but carry a big stick. I was surprised to hear about a person with a CCW that helped reduce the impact of a killer. I say surprised because after 3 days of non stop anti gun bombardment, I only now have seen an article that shares this information. Clackamas Mall Shooter Was Confonted By Concealed Carrier (Oregon) I believe that the killer saw a direct threat to him and took the took himself out. Maybe many of you have already read this news. I am sharing it because, as I previously mentioned, it took 3 days before I even saw a mention of it. Admin, please remove this thread if you feel it is not in the correct place, or if it is not the correct topic for this forum.