.....to lessen the amount of carnage and lessen the frequency of shootings like what happened in Connecticut. Here's my list: Put additional funding into our mental health care system so that mental health care can be more accessable, even to those that can't afford it. Right now, the law states that if someone is over the age of 18 (could be 21, I don't know), a person cannot be forced beyond their will, for a mental evaluation and subsequent treatment unless he has either harmed someone else or him/herself. This needs to change. If a person is deemed by a therapist to be at risk for harming himself or others, that person can be put into treatment regardless of age even if that person refuses treatment. I've heard varying statistics that somewhere between 40 to 70% of guns that are sold, are done so without any background checks whatsoever, primarily from guns purchased at gun shows. This loophole needs to be plugged right away. ALL guns sold, regardless from where they are sold, should have a mandatory background check for both felonies as well as mental health records. This should also apply to all ammunition as well as body armor. A comprehensive computer system at all establishments that sells such products should be tied into a national registry so that this check should be as quick, easy and as painless as possible. The same background checks should be done at shooting ranges as well. Guns, ammunition and body armor cannot be sold over the internet. Assault weapon ban should immediately go back into affect, as well as a ban on extended capacity magazines. All guns should be secure and locked up. If a gun is procured from an unlocked source and a crime is committed with that gun, the gun owner who did not lock up his/her guns is held liable for any damage or bodily harm that could ensue equal to at least half of the sentence of the person person that committed the crime. If a gun is sold without a background check, the same rules apply. If a crime, ANY crime, is committed with a firearm, a mandatory 30 year sentence will be applied. I have no doubt that there are things that could be added here, and I also have no doubt that some of you may disagree with my above recommendations, so..............let's have at it and discuss.