@ksugrad - No, you can't. Because it doesn't work, and the fact that you want to waste your time pursuing a process that makes no difference takes away from the work that really needs to be done. Bad people were once good people, and unless you can figure out some way to be able to instantly recognize when that change takes place you are not going to stop bad people from getting guns. No background checks would have stopped Sandy Hook, Aurora CO or Phoenix AZ. No gun control would have stopped the Boston bombing. Only identifying bad people (mental illness, political fervor, ideological zealotry) is going to put a dent in these things. And your standard, run-of-the-mill gun violence will only be stopped by intervention of righteous people, either in advance of or directly at the time of the incident.
April 26, 2013 at midnight