When is the Senate going to have the strength and courage to limit and restrict gun use, by law, in this country?
When are they going to stop blaming everyone else?
Instead of a beacon in the darkness, this country is becoming a rogue state and the Senate is contributing to this state of affairs by doing nothing.
The U.S. should INCREASE the REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS for owning and possessing a gun, and for carrying a concealed gun or weapon.
Prior to awarding a license to an applicant, each state in the U.S. should require a comprehensive background check of each and every applicant. There should be no grandfather clause excusing any current gun owner from a background check. Any history of civil or domestic violence – of any type – should preclude the ability to obtain a lawful gun license, permanently.
Prior to being awarded a gun license, all applicants should be compelled to undergo professional assessments of their intelligence, cognitive ability, and emotional triggers, all of which contribute to whether a gun has a higher probability of being used threateningly, endangering-ly, lethally, or appropriately, oversight of which would reduce the number of gun violence incidents in the United States.
A focus on emotional and anger triggers is particularly imperative to reducing or eliminating gun violence.
After assessments in these three areas and prior to awarding a license to use and carry a gun, CLASSROOM & FIELD TRAINING BY CERTIFIED LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONALS, IN SAFE GUN USE, SHOULD BE REQUIRED BY LAW.
ALL GUNS SHOULD BE REGISTERED WITH THE STATE, ALONG WITH CERTIFIED MARKSMANSHIP SCORES.
Further, TRAINING RE-CERTIFICATION should be required no less than ONCE EVERY THREE YEARS and provided by educationally- and state-certified gun-training instructors and certified programs, such as those suggested and recommended by CCW Safe (I am not affiliated with CCW Safe).