I feel that blaming a gun for violence, is like blaming a spoon for making you fat. My hobby is competitive shooting, hence my sig.
First off thanks for the updates.
Secondly, absolving guns for what has happened recently is silly. It isn't like a guy went into a theater and temple and killed a bunch of people in hand to hand combat.
I'm sure you are a responsible gun owner. Unfortunately, having deadly weapons so easily available to whoever wants one is a big reason why 20 people are dead today (among many others) that shouldn't be.
Every country that has increased restrictions on fire arms have seen huge drops in murders and accidental deaths. I am coming around to the logic that I would rather have people live their lives out to the fullest, rather than preserve my right to go to a firing range or go hunting.