Is a more invasive system going to be required to prevent mentally ill people and convicted felons from owning firearms?
It possibly could. Digging deeper into family? Who is in the same household as the weapon? Could not stop all, but maybe some. Connecticut was a perfect storm of stupid. To have a child capable of this and amass weapons like that? Makes no damned sense. And it got the mother shot in the face.
You just cannot make me understand the gun proponents objection to ANY change in current gun laws. And you cannot make me understand gun opponents having ANY objection to armed guards in schools? I HOPE it is just negotiation posturing or nothing will ever be done.
I personally would like to see it become harder to get semi- auto rifles (not handguns cause I have one and like them, call me selfish), and when "Lil' Alum" gets to kindegarten I hope to meet a Police Officer who is posted as his off-duty "second job". If it is good enough for a bank or jewelry store why not for a school?