So here's my proposal: Now that we have implemented gun control and have a proven record that it does not work and only disarms the good citizens in some places, let's try something else. How about taking the word from the experts, the ones who have to deal with the criminal element every day. The ones who don't only watch CNN or Fox and react with emotion, but actually see both sides, from the thwarted crimes to the one's that they have to go to in order to sift through the innocent bodies and report to the families. The ones who have to act on and respond to active shooters, robberies, rapes and any other reported violence to the ones who have to evaluate the criminal mind. It's my belief that LE together with other professional, (not political) entities can make much more progress on an actual solution to this growing societal problem, rather than just the "take all the guns" approach.
IMO, the powers that be should take a VERY good look at the findings and recommendations by the professionals and close the gap between politics and professional practice in order to make some real progress. There is no reason that this couldn't be done without stepping on the Constitution. No freedoms should be lost in the name of public safety and wouldn't be if public safety is actually the goal.
How about rather than attempting to pull the wool over our own eyes and blame a weapon for a crime, we just go ahead and admit that there are bad people out there and maybe, just maybe, this is what needs to be dealt with instead of a magazine or a weapon type.