Like so many others, I am devastated by the needless loss of lives in these recent public shootings. I pray for those lost, their loved ones, and the many friends. I, like so many others (I presume), feel that this is not what the firearm use should be portrayed as in representing me. I do not have any inclination to commit suicide. I do not have any inclination to commit murder. I do feel that any firearm is a tool to be used in self defense, home defense, sport, hunting, hobby, and military warfare. How can we get the word out that we, and others as well, are appalled by the misuse of firearms in this fashion. That those who commit such crimes are not representatives of the majority of firearms owners?