The real answer begins with love
By looking within, we examine our relationships with friends, neighbors and family while reflecting upon the way we love and the way we spread love to those around us. Simple gestures of compassion like a smile to a stranger or a thank you card to someone who shared something special are examples of how we can bring positive change without having to wait for a majority vote or act of Congress.
Hug your children to let them know it is OK to love and how it feels to be loved, but mostly because they'll need that skill for their kids. If we use these moments following tragedy to examine life's blessings not only do we preserve compassion for those with less but are more likely to remind ourselves how good it feels to share. The answers are here, with us.
Laws can't govern the heart or spirit they merely penalize an act. Laws can't prevent people from hating; only love can fix that!