For John, BLUF: Hoplophobia. Nothing to see here; just move along.
What can I say? These five, including California Lt Gov Gavin Newsom and 2016 Democratic Party VP candidate Tim Kaine, got tricked into thinking that this was a shooting incident. The assaulting individual, Mr Abdul Artan, used his car and then an edged weapon. A licensed user of guns did shoot Mr Artan, and kill him. But, he was a policeman. What the event wasn't about was a "senseless act of gun violence at Ohio State", as Mr Kaine would have it.
If you are one of those who think "guns" cause violence, as opposed to people causing violence and using the tools available, you are going to draw some wrong conclusions.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff