Mass shootings are of course a horrific event no matter the victims. However to ban guns from the innocent is a miscarriage of justice. It is labeling all gun owners as mass murderers which just is not so. The liberal left wants to ban all guns from society yet that would not curtail the problem. Haven’t we learned anything from the past? The 18th Amendment was a complete and utter failure along with the accompanying Volstead Act. Passed in 1919 and vetoed by Woodrow Wilson, then the house and Senate received enough votes to override the veto. Our system was at least working in those days. It prohibited the manufacture, transport, sale or possession of alcoholic beverages. Anything with more than one-half percent alcohol with Federal agents empowered to investigate and prosecute violators. What did this lead to? Did people stop being drunkards or stop being able to obtain alcohol? Well let’s see the result of a widespread temperance movement. The increase of the illegal production and sale of liquor (known as “bootlegging”), the proliferation of speakeasies (illegal drinking spots) and the accompanying rise in gang violence and other crimes. What would come of outlawing guns? Would it stop gun violence? Well outlawing alcoholic beverages in prohibition increased the consumption through bootlegging, illegal drinking clubs and gangs increased, so why would people think that outlawing guns and ammunition would stop the violence? In fact it would increase the sale of these by those who sell guns illegally even today.