The Internet is rife with details about the firearms Adam Lanza used to kill 20 children and 6 adults before turning a handgun on himself at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 14, but information about Lanza's medical history is scarce, feeding speculation that he may fit the profile of school shooters under the influence of antidepressant medication.
California Senator Dianne Feinstein's bill, "The Assault Weapons Ban of 2013," is a planned overreaction to the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, and has little chance of passing into law.
It is more likely that the increasing violence in the real world than that in the virtual world contributed to the Sandy Hook murders as well as other similar violent acts.
A California pharmacy owner and his mother are alive today because he used a gun to thwart an attempt on their lives.
Iowa state Rep. Dan Muhlbauer, a Democrat, told a local newspaper that part of the solution to mass shootings is to ban and confiscate semi-automatic weapons.