No would not have happened? Everyone needs to

No banning handguns is not the answer. If guns are fully taken away from innocent people, what will happen to them?  Criminals will always be criminals, and people with mental issues will find ways to steal guns and get them no matter what. So do we sit back and not protect our families from this evil world. If the bill had passed before the Vegas shooting do you honestly think it would not have happened? Everyone needs to look at the big picture. Yes, I would like to see mass shootings and gun crime statistics decrease, but in reality the law is going to take the guns out of good people’s hands. The evil will always be evil. I feel that people should obtain permits and attend a gun safety class if they are going to carry.In today’s society I think we need to focus on how to recognize impending violence to those around us. Abusers will give signs of it. We as a nation need to be trained on how to recognize people with mental illness and people who sell guns should be doing extensive character background investigations on every person purchasing a gun. Laws state that if you own a gun they need to be locked up and kept away from anyone under the age 18. It’s all about safety. There will be accidents just like the accidents you see in cars, motorcycles, atv’s, etc. The list can go on and on.Research show the top ten leading causes of death in the U.S. is heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease, accidents, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, influenza and pneumonia and Kidney disease and last suicide. There is cures for all of these, but for some reason they are the top 10 causes of death. According to CDC’s Leading Causes of Death Reports,” between 1999 and 2013, Americans were 21.5 times more likely to die of heart disease, 18.7 times more likely to die of malignant tumors and 2.4 times more likely to die of diabetes or 2.3 times more likely to die of Alzheimer’s than to die from a firearm. According to a March 10, 2016 Lancet study, if sellers implemented federal universal background checks it could reduce firearm deaths by a projected 56.9%; background checks for ammunition purchases could reduce deaths by projected 80.7%; and gun identification requirements could reduce death by a projected 82.5%. This right here would cut back the gun control crimes drastically. Through some of my research it shows that countries with restrictive gun control laws have less gun homicide and suicide rates than the US. This tells me we need to have stricter gun control laws.Personally I do not like to shoot assault weapons. When purchasing an assault weapon you definitely should go through extensive back ground checks to see if there is any mental issues or use of drugs or anything on that person background. I would like to see them off the streets and that might help with mass shootings. However, I love the outdoors and my hobbies are hunting deer, hogs, quail, dove and snipe. I spent a few months taking my hunter safety class and then doing an actual shooting of targets for 6 hour hands on training. I practice gun safety every time I am in the woods. What we all need to understand is that this country has criminals and mentally unstable people who commit violent crimes. Banning and stopping innocent people from having guns is not fair. The bottom line they need to work on harsier punishments for criminals and stricter gun laws. The mass shooters and criminals will find ways to get their hands on guns. There is no possible way to make them vanish off the face of the earth, so wake up American do not ban guns. Vote for stricter gun laws and you will be safe.