About a week ago, a former classmate of mine's parents were murdered; shot to death by her brother in their own house.
The story was on the news, complete with his mugshot. (I'm not going to link to it here out of respect for her and her privacy)
What gets to me is this: the murderer was known to be severely mentally ill, had been convicted of stalking a woman before and drug dealing, and had apparently sent death threats to his parents.
And he had somehow gotten access to a firearm.
I'm just baffled at the ease with which the wrong people can get these KILLING MACHINES.
Honestly we are in dire need of stricter gun laws here.