Did we learn nothing from Colombine?

When the Sandy Hook massacre happened on Friday, December 14, 2012, it had a lasting effect on me. At least with Colombine, there was a reasonably clear motive. What could drive a person to kill kindergarteners? How many more copy-cat massacres is it going to take before a real effort is spent trying to address mental health issues before these nutcases snap and go on rampages? And then there's the ignorant anti-gun people; the guy didn't even own a single gun that was used. People are going to aquire guns no matter how tight the laws are. Further restricting guns is not going to solve anything, in fact, it could serve to make the problem worse. You might as well try to fix a flat tire by tightening the lugnuts. How about addressing the source of the problem - detecting the tell-tale signs of crazy shooting rampages before they go critical?

I suppose my friend Joe was right when he said that it was not possible to apply logic to a problem that defies logic. This act of senseless violence was just that: senseless. My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those children and faculty members.

Apparently, we have learned nothing in a very long time:
List of school shootings in the United States