To those who defend gun ownership on the basis of “right to protect ourselves”, please do some research. There are very very few instances where it can be shown that gun owners protected themselves in these shooting incidents.
And the second amendment argument is just as frustrating. That amendment was for a different time and a different purpose.
But ignoring all that, by all means keep legal gun ownership if you must. But make it sensible. Require background checks, require competency certificates, limit ownership to reasonable types (no, you really won’t NEED an assault rifle to protect yourself.)
And finally, from Australia, I think Jeff Jeffries says it best: