America must face the fact that we have a love affair with guns that exacts a tremendous and unacceptable cost in human lives lost. Mass shootings like that at Red Lake High School are the future for America’s children until policymakers decide it’s time to enact real gun control. Other countries have found the solution to mass shootings, and it consists of severe restrictions on the availability of specific classes of firearms, such as handguns and assault weapons.
Legislative director for the Violence Policy Center
News release March 22, 2005
[Note: The guns used were stolen from the shooters grandfather–a police officer killed by the shooter. The school guard, also killed, was unarmed.]