Listen, I want fewer guns out there in the wild. I absolutely do. I also want every single person that owns a gun, to have to regularly be certified in the proper use, cleaning, and care of the weapon, and have to carry insurance, both for theft and unlawful use of the weapon. I want it to be a difficult and long process to buy or sell a gun.
All of this would be Good and Right.
But none of it is legally feasible, for all the reasons I have already stated, and more.
It is also not feasible from a practical perspective either, because there are simply too many guns in circulation in the US. We can't get 50k coal workers to accept retraining in higher-paid less dangerous work, for free. We are NEVER gonna be able to reclaim any significant portion of the 250+m guns in private hands in the US.
So what CAN we do?
We can address the actual problem, which is angry white men who see a gun as a way to express themselves, their anger, their frustration.
This is a social, societal, medical, services issue that we can approach with science, data, and historical precedent, and grounds upon which the NRA has zero traction, experience, or skills with.
Progress can be made on the Angry White Man Issue TODAY, with funding and programs that are already in place, with zero legal, legislative, or political action needed.
Guns don't kill people. Angry white men with guns kill people.
If we address the angry white man problem, the number of guns out there, who owns them, and how they get transferred between owners can be dealt with at another time. Because people will stop dying in droves from one man with issues.
Of course, gun suicides still outnumber all other gun deaths by an order of magnitude, but ... oh wait, look at that... it's another social/medical issue, rather than a gun issue! Let's address that one at the same time.
Remove the guns, and you still have angry white men with ANFO.
Remove the angry from the white men, and ... shit. Can you imagine how cool the world would be then?!?