A Wall Street Journal column well worth your time. Honesty and looking for real answers, rather than hysteria and emotion.
Real gun-free zones are a wonderful idea, but they are only real if they are created by metal detectors backed up by armed guards. Pretend gun-free zones, where law-abiding adults (who pass a fingerprint-based background check and a safety training class) are still disarmed, are magnets for evildoers who know they will be able to murder at will with little threat of being fired upon.
People who are serious about preventing the next Newtown should embrace much greater funding for mental health, strong laws for civil commitment of the violently mentally ill—and stop kidding themselves that pretend gun-free zones will stop killers.
Yes, what happened in Newtown last Friday certainly creates hysteria - most understandably. Yet, when we look for solutions and improvement, we have to rely upon our intellect, not on raw emotion.