As a retired law enforcement officer I would like to add my two cents about the gun issues going on.
There was a ban on assault rifles in the past and it didn’t lower gun crimes, violence or mass shootings. You can create all the gun laws you want but the criminals do not follow the laws. All this will do is to make it harder for law-abiding citizens to own guns for whatever reason they have to own a gun.
What should be considered is better background checks and to make sure people with psychological issues are checked before they are allowed to buy or own a gun. There should be more firearms training and education for anyone who wants a concealed weapons permit and they should have to requalify every time their permit needs to be renewed, only because there are too many people who get these permits and never practice with their weapons.
The writer lives in Myrtle Beach.