God finally, a DW gun thread.
I'm all for rights, but we wouldn't have to have laws curtailing those rights if no one ever behaved unreasonably. This incident, along with countless others, only further proves this isn't possible. This is why we have things like speed limits, food preparation standards, zoning laws, blah blah blah.
In order to drive, you need to be a minimum age, pass a test demonstrating your knowledge and competency of driving, and maintain your license as well as your car's condition and registration. You also have to have insurance in case accidents happen, because things go wrong even when everyone follows the rules.
This is for something that is far less dangerous than a gun (unless you drive through a crowded parade or something), and something that has critical value to our society. Say what you want about hunting or self-defense, the truth is the vast majority of Americans will never fire a gun, let alone hunt or even get the chance to fight off an in-home invasion. Practically everyone drives, and unless you live in one of the 5 largest cities in the US (or on Walden Pond), you can't live reasonably without a vehicle.
It just makes no sense that it's easier to get and use a gun than it is to get and use a vehicle. Say what you want about the nanny state, privatized prisons, defending yourself against the government (ridiculous) and 2nd Amendment rights (which basically make no sense anymore), it should be way, waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay harder to get a gun, and way, waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay harder to get bullets for it.