No but Stricter laws are needed
Some weapon types should be banned
Certain Weapons and attachments should be banned
There's dozens, if not hundreds of examples of similar cases where the victim's treatment in the US is frankly horrendous.
Many a Americans don't trust their government very much, and with pretty good reasons.
Having one of the loudest voices for gun control being a guy who wants control of the minutiae of individual choice and who thinks the fourth Amendment is toilet paper doesn't help.
Pain shared is divided, joy shared is multiplied
I'm quite willing to help minimize the murder and manslaughter rate. I just don't see how taking guns from responsible, law abiding gun owners is going to solve anything. The problem is with people who break the law, not with people who follow it.
I disagree with this. And no I don't have anything more than observation and anecdote to back that up. But generally, note generally, I find that the vehement defenders of the Second Amendment are severe law-and-order types who have absolutely no problem with the continued degradation of the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Amendments. "Because all they're doing is protecting criminals and if you have nothing to hide you shouldn't need to worry."
Regarding past criminal records, the majority of violent criminals have had at least one prior conviction or arrest.