Gun violence occurs. So does knife violence, club violence and hand violence. Weapons of any kind are just tools. A hammer can kill very effectively, and often does; but it doesn’t do it by itself, nor do guns. Tools are not violent. The people who perpetrate the violence are the problem. These people are criminals. Criminals, by definition, don’t abide by laws; therefore changing laws will not fix your problem. These proposed laws will only affect those who abide by them, and that will, in effect, empower the criminals to perpetrate more crime because their targets are more vulnerable. I don’t know if I can spell this out any clearer. I have some very liberal friends with concealed carry permits, so being “left” is no excuse. These people are beyond fixing, even with duct tape.