David Rosman: Defining responsible gun laws is very tricky

David Rosman a columnist for the Missourian writes:

I do not want to take guns away from the citizens of our state or nation. That is a fool’s errand at best.

….Hillary Clinton wants to do what the president has been unable to do in his two terms: have “sensible gun laws” passed. She does not say what those laws look like.

“We can have common-sense gun reforms that keep weapons out of the hands of criminals and the violently unstable while respecting responsible gun owners,” she said.

But how?

As much as I advocate mandatory firearms training, I do not believe it would have prevented the shootings we have seen in Charleston; Newtown, Connecticut; Waco, Texas; or Tyrone, Missouri. Nor would a mandatory waiting period have stopped it.

I believe more and better mental-health facilitators and doctors might have prevented a few of these incidents, but not all…This is a much more complicated problem than simply restricting the types of firearms and size of magazines permitted or establishing mandatory waiting periods or training.

Read the full opinion piece at theĀ Missourian.