You and I actually aren't too far apart on gun issues.Point is, why can't they work on multiple issues that are causing these shootings to happen instead of just doing things in the name of "Gun Control".
There are multiple factors involved in the increase of school shootings over the last few years that need to be addressed. The reason gun control is a top priority for reducing school shootings is not that our current lack of gun control is what makes kids want to kill their classmates. It's a top priority because it is strikingly obvious that our lack of control over guns is what is making these shootings so deadly. Irresponsible gun ownership may not be the cause of violent outbursts in people, but it is what enables people to amplify their violence to the extreme. Gun owners have to be held accountable for how there guns are used. Period. If you own a gun and you carelessly allow that gun to be borrowed, stolen, or bought by someone who uses it for a crime you must bear some of the responsibility.
At the very least, gun owners and guns should be subject to regulations and liability on a level similar to those applied to motor vehicles and drivers. We aren't overly upset about those regulations because we've grown used to them and accept them as common sense, but the penalties for just one act of carelessness can be severe if it results in a serious accident. An otherwise good driver could lose everything he/she owns from one such act. We accept this level of regulation and accountability because motor vehicles can be very dangerous if used carelessly. We need to apply the same mentality to gun ownership and use. It's just plain common sense.