Once again, the utter lack of gun regulation has created a tragedy. No one should have to risk their lives to attend school or stroll around campus, but too many politicians have accepted this as a way of life. Gun violence can be reduced while also maintaining the rights of gun owners, but more must be done to ensure that guns don't fall into the wrong hands.
While tragic, the idea that school shootings are common in America is false. More Americans die from drowning every year than in mass shootings, but you don't hear about that. Politicians on the left focus on school shootings to garner political points. More must be done to address the root causes of the violence — simply curbing the rights of law-abiding gun owners isn't the answer.
There's a 50% chance that there will be at least 1.38 small firearms per capita in the USA by 2029, according to the Metaculus prediction community.