If someone wants to commit a crime, no background check and no amount of gun legislation will stop them. None.
Furthermore, it is not a shallow platitude to say that guns don’t kill people, people kill people- it’s a fact. “Heading off that horrific reality starts” with pulling our heads out of the sand and looking at how to protect our children in our schools.
After all, our first priority as parents and citizens is to protect our children from harm.