As many of you know, I am on the Brady email list. Here is their action plan regarding responding to the VT shootings. 1. We must comprehensively and effectively apply the Brady background check system, so no one who we want to prohibit from buying guns can legally buy one. Effective background checks would have stopped the Virginia Tech killer from buying these guns. 2. We must reduce access to weaponry that is not for sport and not for self-defense. Had Congress and the President not allowed the assault weapon ban to expire, the killer may not have been able to obtain the high capacity magazines he used in his assault. 3. We must give our police and federal law enforcement the tools and resources they need to fight gun crimes, including illegal gun trafficking and corrupt gun dealers. New technologies, such as microstamping and other ballistic identification systems, might have allowed authorities to identify the Virginia Tech shooter earlier, before his second, most deadly, rampage.