Over at Ideas Change the World All the Time, I saw this interesting post. It discusses the gun control debate in the aftermath of this week's incident, and how Australia handled this matter after a similar-scale incident in 1996. I have to say, I prefer Australia's response.
Rifles and such for hunting are one thing, sidearms for law enforcement officers are another, but I don't see the need for semiautomatic guns for "home protection" or just general civilian use. I'm not opposed to guns, but I think that allowing people to have such powerful weapons for no reason whatsoever is more than a little foolish.