There appears only one way, to me as an outsider, that the USA can, over time, manage their penchant for firearms better. After reading a few threads and noting the paranoia and passion associated with firearms the only way I see going forward is to enforce responsibility on those who seek to block or otherwise hinder reasonable gun controls and regulations. The best way to do this is to empower the NRA with regulatory authority and thus make the NRA and it's members legally responsible for any tragedy that they have allowed due to their inability to see common sense universal nation wide regulation as an answer. All Fire arm Purchases, ownership, use can only be made with paid up NRA membership. (NRA gun licence) All firearms and owners being part of a nationwide data base - accessible by law enforcement etc. Lobbying the government for fire arms regulation/legislation becomes the NRA's responsibility. The NRA (membership) can be sued for injuries etc caused by a lack of regulation or regulations blocked by the NRA. Example: The recent death of 17 persons/students in Florida could bring a class action against the NRA due to it's opposition to the proper regulation of Assault rifles and methods of removing guns and preventing those with historical mental health issues from obtaining them. It is only when the NRA suffers a significant legal, financial and moral impost that it would take it's responsibility seriously. Over time and with much hassle the issue of gun regulation will settle down and eventually become more reasonable and sensible. IMO Basically the fire arms owners (NRA) should pay for their passion for the second amendment. As I do not see why those who are victims should pay only. The cost of the 2nd amendment is appalling! This should not be paid for by victims of the 2nd amendment alone. just thoughts.... Care to discuss?