The school shooting on Dec. 14 in Newtown, Conn., is horrible and proves that there is a link between mental illness and gun violence. That link has been known for many, many years. Those who say that people kill people, not guns, must understand, both guns and people kill people. To end gun violence permanently, all kinds of deadly weapons, handguns, rifles, automatic guns, etc., must be banned without delay. It needs to happen today, not tomorrow and the public should not be allowed to buy guns and any kind of weapons.