i should go on record as saying that i support the second amendment wholeheartedly. yep. i have never owned a gun but i recognize the need for one as recognized by the founding fathers- and by the simple virtue that i may need to arm myself against my neighbors one of these days. i don't personally see the need for citizens to have uzis and ak 47s myself, but freedom comes with risks. in the wake of the mass murders over the last month- and indeed, the last decade or so- there has been increased talk of gun control and stricter regulation.
my personal thought- we should start enforcing the anti-terrorism and treason laws first. throwing red meat to ravenous, crazy beasts- cause the predictable reactions. of course, faux news and the rightwing nutjobs don't explain every shooting- in an alleged free society, we take risks. unfortunately, sometimes things end badly.