The lack of control on acquiring guns has led to huge tragedies. At this time some States even prohibit doing this. There is a mass shooting everyday in the U.S., if nothing is done at the community level these statistics will continue to go up. In Washington State we have a background check even for gun shows which was passed by referendum. Additionally Seattle has passed an ordinance raising taxes on the sale of guns and ammunition., and requiring gun owners to report thefts with one on week of the theft Within a week of its passage the NRA filed a lawsuit to halt the collection of this tax. If they win how can we hope to have communities safe from gun violence. I might additionally add that I do support the second amendment, but I believe that States and communities have the right and duty to life safe for all citizens, gun owners and non-gun owners. I have the distinct impression that many will disagree with me.