When will the shooting stop?

Staff Photo by Tim Barber/Chattanooga Times Free Press file photo - A sales associate at The Shooter's Depot, wears a Ruger LCR, 9mm, firearm on his hip last October.

We have the same conversation about guns and public safety after every mass shooting in this country.

Each time, the conversation also gets hijacked - muddled with incorrect perceptions that anyone talking about gun standards must be talking about taking our guns away. We must get past the red herrings in this and begin to talk long enough to make this distinction: Guns in the woods and fields of our hunting lands are very different from guns in our neighborhoods, in our parks, in our strip centers, theaters, restaurants, bars, offices - even churches.