As a father of three boys, one being a kindergartner, I can't imagine the mindset to murder the most innocent in our society.
That being said, I am headed (along with my 13-year old son) to the gun & knife show this weekend, and will probably purchase a rifle or hand gun or both. My motives are two-fold: 1) It is time for me take the responsibility to train (and acquire more training) my family in responsible handling, firing and storing of a firearm 2) sporting purposes (we have also purchased three bows for the boys to use at out local community pool's archery range). If I am required to complete a background check, and spend the extra money for a personal firearms training certification, so be it.
Think of me what you will, but I don't think we need more restrictions - we need the current laws on the books enforced! In fact, I would advocate bringing back shooting (and archery clubs) at the high school level. Yes, I am saying that we should have required bow/firearms training classes or sanctioned clubs for all high school students. The NRA might get more mileage for their cause, much like AAA has with student driver classes, to push programs like this. I would also like to see the NRA stand up and promote a school program like this to combat the anesthesizing effect that the video game generation experiences, one that has serious consequences and can't be brushed away by hitting the reset button.
Life is too short to be small. - Disraeli
So, why not be petty? - The Short White Guy™