http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4370617.stm when are americans going to learn. ban the civilian possession of firearms, stop your children growing up thinking its alright to carry firearms and use them. more to the point, stop kids from walking into their schools and killing other peoples kids. we see the odd school death here, but not massacres by other kids, maybe one kid will get stabbed to death, but nothing wholesale like this. columbine should have been your wake up call, but nothing appears to have been done legally. we even hear the families of the columbine victims are trying to sue the makers of violent computer games. we see this over here as an illogical lashing out. yes, violent computer games have a rating on them, so kids aren't supposed to own them, but parents buy their kids the games, some shops dont even realise the worth of the rating printed on the boxes. but the firearms are still the key tool in these incidents http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/3654012.stm now even your 10 year automatic ban on automatic firearms has come and gone and congress did not vote on a continuance, they didn't even bother to schedule a hearing!!!! it's going to take most of americans to vote on the issue and remove the cause of so many of your childrens deaths, observe other countries problems relating to the firearms laws, permissive and not, then see that allowing the current american right to bear arms situation and the lack of action of the american public being partly to blame. we brits will cry for the american kids, apathy over the situation leads us to believe you don't have the right to cry over your kids deaths by firearms if the american people as a whole cant ban civilian ownership. how long must this go on, how many more of your innocents must die before you finally take the stand and remove the firearms?