That Lanza fellow must have been an extreme sociopath as well as a homicidal psychopath with a fiendishly cruel awareness of how to inflict the worst pain on those he clearly hated. As expected the media is alive with anti-gun rhetoric, along with a few equally impotent preventive suggestions, but there really is no way to prevent something as difficult to anticipate as the deliberate execution of twenty little children. The simple fact is the rational mind is incapable of even contemplating such an action. We can think of ways to protect celebrities and politicians from assassination but who would expect something like this? What a goddam shame this is. What a Christmas. Those poor parents.