I've been sitting here for several minutes debating on whether to reply to this post and all its replies or not. I do agree that there should be mental health checks periodically for those who purchase firearms. I also agree that there should be extensive background checks, but I have no problem with people owning guns. I know a lot of people, that I trust, that own firearms. My fiance is one of those people. He has a pistol that he carries almost every day, and I feel like the safest person when I go anywhere with him, and I know that if someone who opens fire on us or anyone else he would easily be able to take the shooter down before lives, or many lives, were lost. I was terrified of guns before he showed me how to properly handle one. Now I'm working on getting my conceal carry permit.
The Las Vegas shooting was a tragedy, and my thoughts and prayers got out to everyone there.