Death haunts the human race and comes in a myriad of forms. It may be true that guns are not the problem, the will to kill is the problem but there would be no guns at all in public hands if profit were not involved.
The true measure of a human being is the quality of their thinking and that does not require an education. It requires a dedication to ethical behaviour. It requires each and every individual to discourse inside their heads with a degree of clarity, the ethical solution to any and all their problems. No other solution is acceptable.
Kant tried to describe this ethical solution as that all people would come to in any given situation. Sadly it is obvious that ‘all people’ never come to the same solution but we do have proposals. Thou Shalt Not Kill is 3,000 years old as a regulation but we have never followed it. We slaughter animals in their billions without a thought. We make weapons with less thought than we give to making toys for children. We even make guns for children.
Tears are not enough.