Our country continues to be plagued by tragedies caused by individuals with unregulated access to firearms. Compounding this serious issue are the deadly consequences created by a society that allows people without the legal authority or proper mental capacity to possess weapons. An all-inclusive approach is required with a focus on the origin of these events. Currently, most of the attention, energy, and efforts are directed on what can be done to stop an active shooter during an attack. Rather than just focusing on the response and its aftermath, we need to step back and try to determine what caused the incident.