I deal with death on a daily basis. I'm surrounded by it, I view it, I investigate it. It's a dark world that I live in. But that dark world is reality. No rose colored glasses here. I see the evil. I don't sit back in my easy chair watching the nightly news, shaking my head and thinking "how horrible", being extremely glad that it involved someone else, other than you. It's very easy to sit back and scream "Gun Control" in an attempt to "make the world a better place". The reality of it is that it's not going to have that great of an impact. If someone has it in their mind to cause destruction, devastation and death, they'll find a way. All any of us can do is be vigilant, watch over ourselves, our families and those around us. Correct it? Not possible. Granted, there may be some that are teetering on the edge and may decide not to take action because they don't have access to a firearm. Those are the one's we never hear about so, how will we know? But those hell bent on causing a tragedy and claiming their "15 minutes of fame" will find a way. Have we forgotten about 9/11? Airliners...who would have thought? They obviously wanted to send a message and kill as many as possible in exchange for their own death and some promise of 72 virgins. They believed it and supposedly thought that was going to be their reward for their actions. To the rest of us people who live by a certain code, we don't put a lot of merit in that idea.
I feel terrible for the victims and survivors of all of those people affected by the attacks, no matter what the weapon. If waving banners calling for gun control makes you feel better, then have at it. I can only hope that somewhere deep inside, you realize that this is nothing more than a band-aid to cover the wound, knowing that it won't heal the wound. Evil will still exist.
My thoughts go out to all of those involved in the bombing of the Boston Marathon, as well as those affected by and of these atrocities.