While the debate rages on gun control, it is important to keep in mind that "reasonable regulations" can help protect those in our society who need the most help, the mentally ill.
Suicide, specifically by gun is a huge problem in the U.S. making: background checks and waiting periods more of a mental health, than a law enforcement issue.
Putting the responsibility on gun sellers and not gun owners to perform this simple task makes sense.
While, I personally do not think that either side is right on this issue as it has become a zero sum game for both sides, with little real progress towards compromise that can help save lives. Urge your legislatures, both state and federal to support reasonable regulations for safety.