I think we can all agree what a terrible tragedy the killings at Sandy Hook were. I think it is sad that President Obama, Sen. Feinstein and others are using this tragedy to further their own goals. Most people who favor banning guns claim that if the public did not own guns there would be no gun crime. While gun ownership has gone up, the murder rate has gone down in America. So it is not solely gun ownership that leads to crime, in fact most people who commit gun crimes are not legally supposed to have a gun. In parts of Europe where guns are banned there are still massacres, and in parts of the Middle East where terrorists have fully automatic military guns, there are not the school massacres that one would expect, probably because Israel has armed guards in their schools.