so u think fixing the problem is to give mental evaluations, drug tests? and just How are u gonna do that with the unregistered gun owners? im sure they'll all line up for this. lolI agree that a lot of cowards carry guns, but at the same time I am an avid hunter. I know people who have been shot and killed, and I know people who had to protect their belongings. its a touchy subject.
overall however I don't believe in gun control, that just makes it harder for the honest man to get a gun. the people who register their guns typically don't shoot anyone. the gun owners who have shot someone over an argument or whatever usually haven't registered the guns. and I'm going to guess that hit men don't register their guns either. this would help control guns getting into the hands of the wrong people, also the government could charge a fee for the evaluation and possibly make a dent in this debt we are in as a nation.
personally I think this whole gun control issue is just a diversion so that we don't pay attention to something else.
until the government can stop the selling of guns between individuals (without a background check) the problem will never be solved.
now another argument: a gun has never killed anyone, it was the gun's operator. this whole thing is like saying "outlaw cars, they kill people".
may be the best way to fix this problem is to give regular mental evaluations to gun owners (?a drug test too?) if they fail they can't own a gun. if they past they could issue a gun buyers card or something like that, to show sellers of guns that the person is safe to sell guns to.
and IMO.. the argument of guns never killing anyone is a silly one since guns were made for killing.