Problem : Deranged teenager kills schoolchildren in Connecticut, as principal waits helplessly for someone with a gun to come save her and the children.
Conservative solution : Train the principal to use a semi-automatic rifle with a 40 round mag in her closet. One dead deranged teenager, lots of happy families opening Christmas presents in Connecticut. No propaganda value for people trying to destroy the US.
Progressive solution : Obama and Bloomberg work tirelessly to get hunters’ guns confiscated in the western US. Accomplishes nothing productive and doesn’t save any children – but victims are great for propaganda against the Bill of Rights.