"Little Surprise that popular Glock 19 was used in Arizona Shooting"
Glock 19s are light, weighing about as much as a glass of water. They're affordable: around $500. Small enough to slide behind your belt or drop into a purse. Easy to load. Durable enough to fall from a three-story building and still fire. Without the pesky safety found on many handguns to slow you down.
For many owners, the biggest draw is the extended magazine. The standard Glock 19 clip can hold 15 bullets. For $60 more, you can add an 8-inch extension.
And double the ammunition.
But don't worry, SPT commenter "CrazyIvan" has it all figured out. Because if there's someone I trust with a gun, it's someone who uses the word Crazy to describe themselves, Red October references notwithstanding.
I have a fairly extensive collection of firearms. Most of them are used primarily in competition. as a kid I shot on three different teams and was coached by a nice lady who got a college scholarship for her shooting. I've never shot anyone -- nor myself, either purposefully or accidentally. I follow all the safety rules to a T. The problem, here, is not the firearm. It's an inanimate object. The problem is the nut-case who used it to commit mayhem. It seems to be well documented that the guy was off his rocker and that many folks were concerned. Why was nothing done about THAT? "Gun lover" = "sick"? If that's not an ad hominum attack, then I don't know what is.