A massacre at a university campus:
A gunman opened fire in a dorm and classroom at Virginia Tech on Monday, killing at least 30 people in the deadliest shooting rampage in U.S. history, government officials told The Associated Press. The gunman was killed, bringing to death toll to 31, but it was unclear if he was shot by police or took his own life.
It is far too early for analysis, both in the emotional sense and in terms of facts. But the deranged murderer would not have killed so many without guns.