I find this particular shooting more horrific is because all of the victims were women and young children. There is a reason why when a disaster happens we try to save and evacuate women and children first -- they are our lifeline to the next generation. To be brutally honest, men are expendable to society. This is why we send young men to fight wars and try keep women and children safe to keep the population growing. The shooter was a goddamn coward going after children who couldn't defend themselves. He shot them multiple times with an AR-15, which its .223 cartridge does devastating damage to flesh (it doesn't go right through cleanly but rather spins and tumbles in the body). The female teachers and principle were unbelievable braver (more braver than I could be) when they tried to rush the gunman to somehow stop him. I am both a social progressive and a gun enthusiast. I understand why my left-leaning friends on Facebook want more gun control in the US but I also try to explain to them logically (rather emotionally defensive) proper gun terms (for example, the media keeps wrongly using terms like "machine guns" and "assault rifles") and what gun control is like in Canada.