We Americans are famous for two things, mass shootings and a deep dependence upon prayer. Just about every other country has strict laws about gun ownership which translates into almost no gun deaths. The mantra that to beat a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun is so much hooey. The gun lobby, which includes the NRA and the manufacturers, has a stranglehold on the Republican party that prevents the enactment of sensible gun laws, but there is only one reason for that position and that is to sell more guns. In regards to prayer, there is no evidence that prayer has ever prevented a shooting.