We agree on that, 100%.
The point I'm driving at is that we've GOT all that training, licensing and stuff with cars and they are still operated irresponsibly enough to kill more people than guns do WITHOUT that training and licensing.
Maybe, training and licensing isn't the answer that we think that it will be.
Maybe the problem is larger than anything that any governmental regulation can fix.
I know that I'm not very likely to kill someone with my guns. I'm not going to shoot up a school or a mall. It's not part of my mental makeup. I don't have those mental urges or desires. I never have.
What we need to concentrate on, I think, is WHY someone like Lanza or Loughner DOES have that desire. WHY do they want to kill people? WHY do they have those urges and desires?
As I asked before, what makes a 13 year old kid want to shoot another kid over a pair of sneakers when, only a generation or so ago, those same 13 year old kids were capable of being trusted with rifles in schools?
What has changed?
What is different?
I don't think that it's the guns.
I don't think it's the sneakers.
I'm not 100% sure WHAT it is.
As I said, I don't have the answers, but I've got ideas.