In reading the many passionate threads as a result of the Virginia Tech shooting, I think it's time we (gun owners) make a full court press to let the rest of the World know that guns are not devices for killing people, but tools for the defense of people! Defense against other humans that may be larger or greater in number, against evil and oppressive governments. If handguns were only meant for killing, than every cop is a defacto murderer, right? Of course not! And we must not allow the debate to be about how guns for hunting and sport are o.k. Who gives a sh*t about hunting and sport? Those are secondary benefits of gun ownership. The right to bear arms was never about hunting , sports or competition, it was about the right of an individual to protect himself and his family, period. And while were at it, how about some lawsuits against the politically correct crowd that allowed this demon to run free. How about someone suing Virginia Tech for denying their students the right to protect themselves since the school was not able/willing to do so? How about suing the police agencies that did not protect the citizens? How about the doctors and mental hospitals that had this guy on their radar and still allowed him to remain free? Are not all these people responsible? I would say if someone can successfully bring a lawsuit against a gun manufacturer, than these people all should be held responsible too. If logic and common sense are not enough, lets swing away at their pocketbooks.