If you have a gun at home, it will more likely be used on someone in your family than a criminal.
I find it also interesting that Europe has much stricter gun laws than we do, and a lot less gun violence.
Anyway, I agree with the comment that for practical reasons, guns will never be outlawed here. I can live with that. I can live with VDB as a responsible, licensed (presumably knowledgable) person having a gun. I will never own one.
I have a hard time with those who are against banning assault rifles, armor piercing bullets, "military" type weapons (like the large clip used in AZ last year), and allowing people to buy weapons at gun shows without background checks - all based on the 2nd amendment. We clearly need some common sense regulation, something that the NRA doesn't get in their zealous ideology. They passed a law in FLA making it illegal for a pediatrician to ASK a parent if there were guns in the house (apparently gun ownership > free speech to them). Fortunately, it got overturned by the court.
would any of that changed what happened last night? doubt it.