But Penguinator, I agree with that post. My point is that there are root issues that aren't being addressed when only gun laws are focused on. This psycho gunman in Moncton used a rifle (actually, I think he had 2, but only used one) that was on Canada's registered list. But the fact that his rifle was restricted didn't matter to him, because he's going on a crazy shooting rampage, so violating the registration requirements are the least of his problems. Just like Elliot Rodger, there had to be resources available that could help him before it got to that stage. This was more my point with the Canadian example. Canada's gun registry database costs 70 million dollars a year to maintain, and it's not effective because no one can really do anything with it. Instead, how much more effective would mental health programs be across the provinces in Canada if that 70 million was put to better use? It's the same in the US. California has 3 firearms databases, but no resources to do anything with any of them. And yet, California is one of the states that bans cosmetic features like making a rifle with an adjustable stock illegal, and then when someone like Elliot Rodger, who was being treated by no less than 3 mental health professionals goes on rampage, the state is baffled. As far as "open carry" people go, I don't agree with them at all. The practice is stupid.