The Right to bear arms. Such a simple sentence with very complicated and tragic consequences.
The wild west hasn't evolved much since the 1800s. The mindset of carrying arms is a very archaic mindset, that should be left in its archaic period.
Paranoia, insecurity, the strong killing the weak, and the weak needing arms to fight off the strong,... sounds to me like a Mad Max movie. With such cowboy mindsets, compounded with the very low barriers of entry to get a gun, sorry, scratch that... GUNS, such outbursts of tragedy are to be expected.
Oh well. As unempathetic as it may sound, this is Darwinism at its most primal.