Gunplay, or, Happiness Is A Warm Gun, or, The Complete History of Firearms and High School Shootings

“When will people learn semi-automatic weapons are not for killing people? They are for collecting and storing in the unlikely event that the government turns against us and civilians need to take control back for our own protection!”

Ever since John Billington became the new colony's first murderer in 1630, guns have been a controversial but defining part of US culture.  Every day, 34 people are killed with guns in America.

In April 1999, the Columbine mass shooting arguably set a new standard for the impending new millennium – now, every year, the challenge for gun-loving Americans seems to be: how can we make this year's gun tragedy bigger and better than the last?  As one of the characters in Gunplay says, "something is seriously wrong with this country."