There aren’t enough words in the human language to express the sorrow we all feel for the lives lost at Virginia Tech. (As in Romans 8:26 “…We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.”)
We have enough laws and regulations regarding firearms. As far as I know, it’s always been illegal to carry a weapon into a classroom, whether you were planning to use it or not. We have no way of knowing how many weapons the current background checks and other laws have kept out of the hands of people with evil intent, but I’ll bet it has worked more often than not. I don’t own a gun and I don’t want one right now; but I don’t want to ever give up my right to be able to get one to protect myself if necessary.
People who commit these horrific mass shootings have murder in their hearts and will find a way to commit it one way or the other. The Boston Strangler never used a gun and neither did Jack the Ripper or the Hillside Strangler, Ted Bundy or Jeffrey Dahmer. And the hijackers of 9/11 used boxcutters and various items which were easily and legally obtained.
It isn’t the presence of weapons that brings about these crimes, rather it is the presence of evil in this world. And it rears its ugly, destructive head when people choose to fulfill their own sick, twisted desires instead of looking outside themselves for the Source of true fulfillment – a personal relationship with the Creator through the Risen Savior.