Yup, I agree that this seems to be a common sense approach. I would bet that the vast majority of Americans living somewhere other than the east or west coasts would agree with you too. It's the people that live on the coasts and actually believe the news is fair that would think your idea is dangerous. They would probably label you a Nazi for even thinking like that.
Three million Americans carry loaded handguns daily, study finds. An estimated 3 million adult American handgun owners carry a firearm loaded and on their person on a daily basis, and 9 million do so on a monthly basis, new research indicates. The vast majority cited protection as their primary reason for carrying a firearm. It is the first research in more than 20 years to scrutinize why, how often, and in what manner US adults carry loaded handguns. Source 8g.
FBI issues 4,000 orders to seize guns from people who failed background checks. Federal authorities sought to take back guns from thousands of people the background check system should have blocked from buying weapons because they had criminal records, mental health issues or other problems that would disqualify them. A USA TODAY review found that the FBI issued more than 4,000 requests in 2016 for agents from the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives to retrieve guns from prohibited buyers. It's the largest number of such retrieval requests in 10 years, according to bureau records - an especially striking statistic after revelations that a breakdown in the federal background check system allowed a troubled Air Force veteran to buy a rifle later used to kill 26 worshipers at a Texas church last month. Ref. USAToday.
Grieving father challenges Rubio at town hall
In an emotional gathering just one week after a shooter gunned down 14 students and three teachers at Stoneman Douglas High School, thousands of community members and students are meeting with politicians and others for a town hall on how to make schools safer.
Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter Jaime was killed, angrily addressed Sen. Marco Rubio, wanting the senator to agree that semiautomatic rifles like the AR-15 type used in the shooting were the problem.
"Sen. Rubio, I want to like you. Here's the problem. ... Your comments this week and those of our President have been pathetically weak," he said to lasting applause and cheers. "Look at me and tell me guns were the factor in the hunting of our kids in the school this week."
Guttenberg called on the senator to do something about guns. Rubio replied, "I'm saying that the problems we are facing here today cannot be solved by gun laws alone."
Rubio said he would support legislation to prevent an 18-year-old from buying a rifle. Ref. CNN.
I think it is interestingthat every time there is a shooting like this everyone wants to blame the tool and not the person. I also see that the attack at a high school that was stopped by one death and that of the person who wanted to shoot up a school was stopped by a armed person at that school. Why did that not make the news? Or the school that was attacked and many people were stabbed as a child used a knife and people died? Are we going to have a ban on knifes now too? When are people going to understand that this is not a gun issue? When are people going to understand that this is a person issue? We have lots of laws on the books that control guns and those law abiding citizens obey them. It is the people who disobey the laws that commit these issues. We all know how well criminals and other non law abiding citizens stop when they come to a gun free zone and turn around because they do not want to break a law.