Earlier ban efforts unsuccessful
I guess she doesn't recall the Army major who killed numerous members of the Army at Fort Hood a while back. At the time it was against the rules to carry a loaded weapon on base, I guess he didn't listen. But if the victims had been able to defend themselves, I do believe the results would have been different.
Hitler took guns away from the public as did Stalin, Castro to name a few. I'm old enough to say it didn't work out too well for the people of those countries.
It still isn't the guns; during my lifetime I have seen the first restrictions beginning in the 1960s. Then it was the so-called Saturday Night Special, if we got rid of them all would be well. How did that work out? Before that I don't remember any hijacking of airplanes, because the bad guys didn't know who was armed and who wasn't.
Many have concealed carry permits and have never harmed anyone, but just might save a life, especially in a circumstance like the one the other day. You know what they say, when you need a cop, they are only 10 minutes away.