OK, lets face facts:
There are currently as many or more weapons in private ownership in the US as there are people. Elimination, confiscation is just as impossible as rounding up undocumented(Illegal) Aliens.
Second, a small percentage of firearms are used in most of the violent crime in this country, and many of those weapons were stolen/bought illegally. In the past 3 days 18 handguns have been stolen in my little corner of the country in 2 gun shop burglaries. Probably by the same individual(film of him in 1 shop, good face shot) and probably already on their way up north.
Third, we have banned several substances/items in this country before and how did that work out?
Alcohol and illicit drugs are still quite plentiful. And how about that drunk driving battle? Check out the NTSB report on the annual deaths due to drunk drivers. Anybody trying to close Budwiser?
You cannot legislate morality or sanity. You can lock up the criminals and medically assist the mentally ill, but that’s it. Laws only affect those who obey the law. Period. And the segment of our society that these new rules are designed to control could not care less. Kind of like a gun-free zone sign stopping an active shooter. Not So Much.
I have no problem with background checks. I do have a problem with knee jerk reactions and needless legislation/restrictions as a form of mass punishment do to a small segment of societies disregard for the law.
And while I am at it, If the President is SOOOOO Concerned with the deaths of innocent children, How about shed a few tears for the 150,000+ children Plan Parenthood murdered last year!