Let's bring some common sense to this gun control issue. First let me state that I am an Army veteran and an National Rifle Association member, but I have to go against my comrades and call for stricter gun laws. For example: I find it ridiculous that anybody (man, woman, child) can walk into a gun store and walk out with a pistol or rifle or shotgun the same day. I call for legislation to be passed that requires something like a card, issued by the state police that pre-qualifies a person for ownership of a firearm (or for that matter, ammunition). This way a convicted felon or one with a mental problem could not qualify, for a card.
I also call for legislation that would require a background check, by the State Police, each and every time one buys a firearm from a dealer. And while we're at it, I don't believe Illinois residents should be allowed to buy machine guns or hand grenades. A 72-hour waiting period before a hand gun is turned over and a 24 hour wait for a rifle or shotgun should be included into that landmark legislation.
Wait a minute, all of the above suggestions (and more) are already laws of the land.
Perhaps if the ($20 billion a year) violent video game industry had some form of "content" restriction as well as why mental health "sharing" of information is so antiquated, might it not produce answers to gun violence.