"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience."-- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
But the problem is, anybody could snap--from stress, reaction to drugs, whatever.
And some people enjoy hunting, shooting guns for fun (like my husband) or just collecting them. And that should be perfectly legal and fine to do.
But so what, aside from offering prayers of healing and sympathy to the victims, do we do?
WHY?! Why do bad things happen to good people? We scream in anguish. Why does this stuff keep happening, and why does it seem to be accelerating so quickly it happens almost DAILY?!
We can't regulate everything. We can't watch everybody. All we can do is live our lives the best we can and consider that even events like those of last weekend are part of the greater scheme of things.
I really do believe that everything plays out as it's meant to. Maybe this happened to draw out compassion in others. Someone might be inspired to become a paramedic or even a doctor or at least a blood donor from this, thus saving others' lives. Someone else might be motivated to act politically, and push for stricter gun laws. The victims themselves may have had their organs harvested and donated, saving yet more lives.
Events send out ripples that effect everyone and everything, however slightly. You let someone ahead of you in line at the register and they're the 150th customer, promptly presented with a $500 gift card. The short cut you chose to take to work one day may have prevented you from being in an accident.
Everything plays out as it's meant to, whether we like the outcome or not. Maintaining our perspective in the aftermath of horrific tragedy can be difficult, but it's really all any of us can do.