This was a sad story . If he had not had a gun, would he have used a knife or baseball bat, or…..?Gun control is an important issue. Extended magazine clips, fully automatic weapons, AK 47s and other powerful military weapons have no place in civilian life. Sadly, the gun used by the football player was bought legally. I have no problem with guns, I do have problems with some gun owners, and while I own guns myself, they are stored in their cases with trigger locks. Guns don’t kill people, but they make it a lot easier for people who are upset to kill people. A better health care system with more mental health care for folks would save more lives than more gun control would, but that said…States like Virginia, my state of confusion, has many Gun Shows per year where guns can be bought, sold, and traded without the waiting period or background checks.Military grade weapons should be stringently regulated and no gun should be sold or traded without a background check, even if it is being sold by a private owner from a newspaper ad. The gun should be registered like a car and ownership likewise transferred.Guns make it easy to hurt many people quickly. I don’t want to ban guns, but I want it to be hard for the wrong people to have them.Respectfully,& Happy Holidayze,C.