The Virginia Tech shooter was crazy and everyone knew it. Instead of an arrest record the local Police managed to force him in to psychiatric counseling. Through a glitch in the Va. law psychiatric counseling did not show up on the instant name check and the shooter was able to "legally" purchase guns despite the fact that the University was scared to death of him. The Batman shooter was a disturbed individual who's psychiatrist was apparently so alarmed that he warned the schools he attended that he was dangerous and yet he was apparently able to "legally" purchase weapons because the liberal establishment has set the rules so that society has no defense against nut cases. It might seem harsh but I think it is reasonable that drug prescriptions for depression or learning disabilities or behavior problems or any other mental problem be entered in a data base only accessed by Law Enforcement and those people be restricted from ever purchasing a firearm.