You forgot a maybe. Maybe if they had an armed guard like the government has in all their buildings, none of this would have happened.<quoted text>
Please detail the President's alleged lie about background checks.
What is the "penalty" you guys keep imagining?
There are a few things being proposed that would have potentially either prevented or lessened the severity of Sandy Hook, or at least given people more of a chance. There are no guarantees, but we would be idiots to not try to do something. Are you an idiot?
First, limiting each reload to 10 rounds. Some numbskull will say a trained shooter can reload so fast it won't matter. That's nonsense.#1 Most of these mass shooters are not particularly well-trained. They're kids.#2 The guy in Tucson was stopped in that few seconds it takes to reload.#3 Reloading apparently makes a jam more likely (which happened in one of these cases, I don't remember which.)
So if, in Sandy Hook, the guy had to reload 14 times to fire his 150 rounds instead of just a few times, there is *a very good chance* fewer children would have died. Maybe he would have never made it past the first classroom. Maybe the extra few minutes would have given the police a chance to get there and blow his head off. If you don't think those maybe's are worth it, ask the parents of the very last child who got shot if they think it's worth it.
If you are against even trying to address this, you're a gun-obsessed mental case or a rabid anti-Obama lunatic. No sensible person is against background checks. If you're a normal gun owner who had a background check when you bought your gun, then you would want everyone else to have to do the same thing you did - for your own protection!
Limiting ammo and crazy military guns is SMART and does not in any way infringe upon peoples' second amendment rights, which were written out when people had guns that in no way resembled AR-15's.
Get serious, will you?
Your comment sounds macabre.