First..... the last 2 shooters, "stole" the guns.
Second, the 3rd from the last shooter, bought his legally.
So, the latest since those 3 .... out of how many ? It's not a common thing. Also, you can buy a gun and give it as a gift, .... I know to immediate family members but don't know if it extends past that or not. But, what is to stop the woman from doing what she did ? ..... other than to pay the price afterwards if she knowningly gave it to someone she believed might use it in a crime ?
So, you want to punish millions of people with something, that wouldn't have stopped it even with the measures you suggest ??
So... you have a problem with my selling or giving my brother (retired after 45 yrs in the military) an old rifle our grandfather owned ..... without asking the Govt if it's OK first ? Or, I can will my guns to anyone ..... without Govt approval first ?? When I know the people I would be leaving them too are .... legal to own them.... since one works in the medical field in the jail (requiring no criminal record of any kind, a background check, etc) and the other is a Sheriffs Officer ??
Punish the guilty, not the rest of us. If someone buys a gun for someone else, there is a law already against it.... it's called a "straw purchase" . It's already on the books..... did it prevent this lady from doing it ? .... don't know the details so I can't say .... but if she did ... nail her for it. See... the law ... is to punish the 'true' guilty, not the other millions of gun owners along with them.