I dont know about the US but in the UK a persons health records are restricted and will remain so.<quoted text>
We're going to need to work on making access to mental health care at least as easy as access to a gun. We're going to need to look more closely at a culture that all too often glorifies guns and violence. And any actions we must take must begin inside the home and inside our hearts.
As to how the open access to guns is solved I really dont know, in the UK it was made law by the will of the majority. Contrary to popular US belief one can still own a rifle (not a handgun) but you must obtain a licence first. The thing is the majority of people dont want one, cant be bothered, whats the point unless target shooting is a hobby. And of course many see such a weapon as an invitation for a criminal to arm himself and be prepared to overcome such resistance