Well, my alma mater has made national news. The smoke hadn't even cleared before folks spouted the inevitable knee-jerk reaction: "We need more gun control laws!"
Thing is, declaring a school to be a "gun-free" zone only gives an illusion of safety. Until and unless you can convince someone bent on murder and mayhem that he shouldn't use a gun because it's against the law, your lawbreaker will use the "gun-free" zone as his personal shooting range full of terrified sitting ducks. Gun bans only give more power and control to the lawbreaker, not to law-abiding citizens whom the gun ban ostensibly protects.
It's time to lay to rest the myth of "gun-free" zones. Educate the citizenry about the lawful use of weapons, allow them to protect themselves, thereby making it a fair fight. Make it harder for mentally ill people to obtain firearms by enforcing the laws presently on the books - don't make it more difficult for law-abiding citizens of sound mind to protect themselves.