I've come to this idea....instead of advocating gun control.....it might be more logical to advocate crazy control.
It's a simplistic idea. Basically take every single standard that folks wanted to apply to guns, and apply it to crazy people.
So, you start with crazy registration and a national registry of crazy people. Anyone on medication that might cloud their judgement or keeps them 'numb'? Onto the registry. Anyone who is a LSD player, or uses bath salts or meth? They go onto the registry. Got five neighbors or relatives who go to a judge and sign paperwork on someone, and force the court of the county to examine a guy? He goes onto the registry.
Once you have the registry.....you tell the gun shops and private owners.....they can't sell to this guy or gal, period. Failure to observe the crazy registry? You do jail-time in your state.
After this is in place.....then you go and visit the homes of the crazy people and remove their guns. If other non-crazy people live in the house or apartment and own guns? Fine.....as long as they place their guns in a locked gun cabinet with only one single key.....they can retain their weapons. If they can't prove the locked gun cabinet requirement.....they temporarily lose their weapons until they can fix their problem or dump their relative or friend with someone else.
Most legit gun owners and hunters.....would support this type of idea with no hesitation. The question is....would a liberal support it? Do liberals think that crazies have more rights in life, than gun owners?
Cost of this idea? That's the interesting part. Other than a national registry.....nothing much else. Got a judge who orders the removal of a guy from the national registry? Fine. If the guy fails or show craziness later.....killing someone? Put the judge into some jail for a while and see if he learns his lesson.
I know.....it probably won't work, and people will get bad feelings about dumping on crazy folks. But sane and normal people don't go around shooting or murdering folks. That's really the truth to the whole issue.