http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/13/world/paris-shooting/ This shooting today is a horrible tragedy. However, to say the United States has the worst number of mass shootings in the "civilized" or Western world is a gross understatement. Despite the fact that France has some of the strictest gun control laws in the world, a group of assailants armed with AK-47s (which they call assault weapons) and bombs (Assault Bombs?) have massacred over 148 people in France and the body count is still rising. Also, many people have been taken hostage and the hostage stand off is still ongoing. Yes, the assailants are considered to be Islamists, but that doesn't make this a mass shooting any less. All people who perpetrate mass shootings are terrorists, whether it is the nut job in Colorado, Oregon or these Islamist nutjobs in France. So, considering that French people are not allowed to carry guns with them and that France has heavy restrictions on owning guns and "Assault Weapons" how is the theory of gun control preventing mass shootings working for you? If they pass the same type of gun control legislation in the USA as they have in Europe, this is the future of the USA we get to look forward to. Once the government bans guns, only the government and criminals will have access to weapons. As you can see in France, obtaining AK-47s and bombs was not very hard and considering the population is unarmed and helpless, it was like shooting fish in a barrel for them. Yes, let us import 10,000s of more immigrants from countries with religious extremists and ban law abiding citizens from having guns. What happened in France today will be happening in Portland, Seattle, Houston, Chicago or any other major American city tomorrow.