It was actually an AR-15, which is the civilian version of the M-16.
Just imagine for one second a Syria or Libya style rebellion in the USA. The (far, far better armed) US military would put that shit down post-haste. A bunch of citizens, even with AR-15s and grenades, will get blown asunder quite rapidly.
I see no call to arms to restrict driving, car ownership or even licenses.
unfortunately for your opinions, gun ownership is a civil right in this country.
choosing to demonize over educate won't fix this issue, but let me know when you have enough votes to alter the constitution.
I can't say that allowing concealed carry of firearms would prevent a madman from shooting people. I'm saying that allowing concealed carry on a college campus could prevent a madman from shooting ME.
Truthfully, I don't give a rat's ass about someone else's gun rights. I care about my own rights and my own ass... and my ability to equalize my odds against a madman with a gun who decides I'm next.
As an owner of guns, I resent the notion that someone else demand that I abdicate my right to personal safety. I, like every other person with a shred of humanity, abhor all gun violence.