Without getting into the heated debate over more gun control vs more guns, I would just like to say whatever the root causes of our ongoing school violence in our country, I pray for a solution, and fast. Period. This topic, however, has brought to mind a bothersome related issue for me, and I'm sure for others as well. It hasn't been a secret that studies have found, many times over, that animal abusers and violence against human life is very closely linked, yet convicted animal abusers are still able to purchase guns. This makes no sense to me. Investigators have reported that more than half of the people reigning down terror and violence in our schools have had a history of abusing animals. We have to wake up and pay attention to this. We have to make our children safer. This seems like one common sense place we could help make a difference. Stop allowing convicted animal abusers to EVER purchase guns. I'm not claiming this to be the one grand solution. I do believe it's a combination of factors that need to be addressed, but this would be a step.