As the nation continues to reel from the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. last Friday, the conversation is gradually shifting to questions about why it happened and what the nation can do to address a devastating trend of mass shootings.
Many have said that everything must be on the table when seeking answers involving these complex issues. Improved mental health coverage, increased school safety and yes, even gun control have all been promoted as areas for action in the wake of the incident. Longtime pro-gun lawmakers have even joined the ranks of those who believe that now is the time to talk about gun control measures.
Others, however, have suggested firearms aren't part of the problem at all. Below, a list of things aside from guns that people are blaming for Sandy Hook.