We must reduce the proliferation of guns - without question.
The number of innocent people wounded or killed just in the past five years begs for this action. No (one) citizen needs that much firepower.
The fact that one woman had that much weaponry and her son had access to it says something was wrong with that picture to begin with.
Without diluting the Constitution and the right to bear arms, tighten gun laws so there is more control and review in the process of purchasing guns and crack down on weapons dealers who act outside of the law.
We must provide greater access to mental health services for adolescents, young adults and all individuals who are seeking assistance, including inpatient mental health referrals for those individuals who pose a threat to themselves or to others.
We need to get smart and become more realistic and responsible about the ownership and access to guns in order to be preventive and curb this senseless violence and loss of lives.
We just lost a first-grade class of young children who will never have the opportunity to experience life and happily grow old.
It doesn't need to be so complex or hard to begin to fix these problems. Sometimes looking into the background of killers is easier than it seems.
The factors that motivate and cause a person to kill other human beings may be obvious to some but overlooked because no one was really paying attention.
As a nation, we need to become more aware of the plight and the burdens carried by our fellow human beings and learn to see what isn't there as a potential problem.
Many times, it is the quiet among us who are the most troubled.