(Give your opinions) I support heavy background checks for people looking to buy a gun, it should be mandatory to keep your gun locked up, people being investigated shouldn't be allowed to buy guns (Omar Mateen, who bought his gun legally despite having been investigated by the FBI twice. He also reportedly had bad mental health), etc. People like to go on and on about how the US should have similar gun control laws to countries like Canada, Britain, Australia, etc. But when it comes to gun control, you can't compare the United States to other countries for a number of reasons. For starters, one of the reasons hardcore gun control works in other countries and won't in the US is because those countries don't border with other non-developed countries whereby illegal firearms can flow freely. The US has Mexico next to it. That's where all the illegal guns come from. Also, those countries don't have as much poverty and poor education as the United States does. Those are two factors that breed criminal activity. Those countries deal with mental health better than the US does. Those countries also don't have as much of a gang problem as the US does. The US also has the highest prison population in the world and when those people get out of prison and can't find jobs because of their criminal background, they fall right back into crime. And finally, those countries don't have as much racism and prejudice as the US does (which breeds people like Dylann Roof). You want to actually stop gun violence? Work on creating jobs to get rid of poverty, fix your education system, focus on rehabilitation, etc. Completely getting rid of guns is getting rid of a symptom. You need to get rid of the disease. Essentially, we should be focusing more on getting rid of the factors that cause people to kill. And bad people will kill, doesn't matter what laws we implement.