This sums it up nicely. Gun control is a noble idea, but guns aren't killing people. People are killing people.
Do we have a responsibility to do our best to keep guns out of the hands of people who would use them for ill? Absolutely. Is banning guns going to stop crimes like Sandy Hook from happening? No. It hasn't in England and it hasn't elsewhere. Guns are not the problem, people are.
As my buddy Elyse has pointed out to me, you can get rid of guns, but you can't rid of people. This, unfortunately, is true, but we can choose as a society to pay more attention to mental illness; the diagnosis, the treatment, and the symptoms. I can tell you for a fact that society as a whole does not take mental illness seriously and most people do not get treated properly for it, and up until recently I was included in that group.
So, let's put the focus and keep the focus where it belongs. On people. On mental illness. And on finding ways to diagnose and treat people with mental illness.
*steps off soapbox*
There, I feel better now.