What's the solution?
Anti-gun activists are growing louder in the wake of last week's school massacre in Connecticut. Many think the solution is Australia's massive gun buyback program or Britain's near ban on handguns.
Houston area gun dealer Jim Pruett has other ideas.
"If one teacher in that school would have had a concealed handgun license, maybe the carnage would have been reduced by 25%," he told KTRH News.
If not, Pruett says schools should at least have an armed guard at their entrance, or bullet-proof glass, bars, anything to keep bad guys out.
Canada strengthened it's gun laws after the 1989 slaying of 14 female engineering students in Montreal by a woman-hating gunman. Germany did so after a 19-year-old expelled student killed 16 people, including 12 teachers in 2002.
Even Finland tightened its laws after two school shootings in 2007 and 2008, raising the minimum age for firearms ownership and giving police greater powers to make background checks on individuals applying for a gun license.
Pruett still disagrees, adding that taking guns away from law abiding citizens not only goes against our Second Amendment, but also because he believes no law is fool proof.
"A criminal is always going to be able to get a gun, no matter what we do," he says. "They may not be able to legally buy it, but they don't have to, they will just steal from other people."
Pruett points out those countries still have killings; the killers just use other weapons.