It was me. It was off-topic. This post is much better.
Wow, that's strict ;)
The US is a country of 311 million people and when matched against the Western European population and land mass for school shootings it isn't that different.
Oh come on, in the last decade, most of these mass shootings (in schools and elsewhere) were in the US.
your "one every 5-10 years" assertion is completely false.
As was my 'one every 5-10 days', it's called exaggeration. But let's make a list of last year's shootings in the US, and another list for Europe. You 'win', I'm afraid.
Probably the problem is not only the right to owns guns, there's more than that, but still, it makes it easier.
If someone broke into my home to kill me, rape my daughter in front of her sibblings, rob my wife....
I would want my gun to double tab him between the lookers before he had a chance.
How about you or would you just stand there and watch as he brandished his gun/knife at you ?
Dammit, the States must be a scary place to live, man ;)
So the intruder aims a gun at you and you think you'll manage to get your gun and shoot him between the eyes?
You must work for the CIA or something.
I guess if you're afraid something like that could happen, then you should carry your gun everywhere you go, cuz it could as well happen at the local shop or stadium for instance. Good luck for your life in fear. Let's all have guns, it will feel so much safer.