can we prevent people with a history of violent mental illness, especially those who've been convicted of a violent felony, from obtaining firearms?<quoted text>
I support gun ownership 100%, I just don't want mentally unstable lunatics owning them. THEY are the real threat to the public and it's proven almost every day.
Other than surprise searches/raids of the person's residence, what could be done? Keep them permanently in custody? Cut their hands off?