Being a avid legal owner of many different types of firearms, the subject of gun control irritates me. The shootings in Newton(SP) would not have been prevented by a universal background check. Criminals do not go the routes of legal gun owners such as myself. A properly locked firearm and penalties to prevent improperly locked firearms mite have helped. If I had to be penalized for having a improperly kept gun I would make sure at all times that my guns were locked up as they always are. I am for a background check on all purchased of firearms. I have gone through 20 plus as I am a law abiding citizen.
Here is my suggestion….. Give all legal gun owners who plan on buying a firearm a yearly renewable form of a licence to own, purchase, and posses. If a private sale should take place then both the buyer and seller should have mandatory paperwork to fill and file with both parties licence information. If the governing parties do not receive both forms then a investigation will ensue and both parties will have to show proof of filing.
There is more to this suggestion as this is just a start. Please remember that this is coming from a firm grounded 2nd amendment and NRA supporter.
Location: New York