#97 AmericanUnity:"Don't make it out like anyone is for banning private ownership of guns."
Numerous people in and out of government had promoted just that, but of course that isn't what we are discussing here.
"Common sense laws to ensure that only people who should have guns can own them"
Like required background checks by FFL's? Even the NRA supported that just to make sure convicted felons cannot legally purchase firearms. Selling a firearm to a convicted felon is itself a felony and does get prosecuted numerous times each year by federal, state and local law enforcement.
"We require more of people to get a driver's license than we do a concealed carry permit. They have to pass a written and driving test in order to qualify for a license."
Even though that is a state issue (depends on what the voters decide), many states actually require background checks, written tests and even a safety class including live firing BEFORE issuing a concealed carry permit.
The evidence clearly shows that nationwide, concealed carry permit holders account for a tiny fraction of criminal acts, far less than the general population as a whole. Far too many anti-gun folks have promoted the idea that when concealed carry rates climb, crime will skyrocket too. I still remember the "Gunshine State" hoopla back when Florida liberalized their concealed carry laws and yet the result crime states NEVER showed the critics were right.
Thanks for assigning positions to me that I did not state. LOL!