We need to look to ourselves for answers. We're adults. We have no parent in the sky.
In any case, what good is religion when it doesn’t stand for an all-encompassing compassion, the most basic of ethical values? Faith certainly doesn't spare our innocents from harm.
And it’s time to stop defending gun ownership. How is murder of the unarmed and unsuspecting ever a sport, let alone a right? Our biggest obstacles to having a kinder, safer world are the serial killers in our forests. The ugly truth about guns is only discussed in relation to our own safety, and only when our own are killed.
If we want our children to grow up to be good and decent people, or to grow up at all, we need to eradicate guns and and the 'sport' of killing from our culture.