Regardless of my views on guns and gun control, I feel as though this needs to happen more often when our government fails to act on important issues. Issues like warrantless searches, etc need to be discussed and action taken. Stop slipping shit into irrelevant bills that have wide effects and discuss the problem. I support discussing the topic of gun control and coming up with ways to combat the ease at which you can purchase some guns. I believe a good start is mandating a wait period of no less than 3 days before a gun (commercial or private sale) with a certain size magazine to be given/sold to an individual. It is already difficult, in terms of paperwork, to acquire fully automatic or silenced guns. I believe all the recent shootings involved semi-automatic (correct me if I'm wrong).
I think because each side is the opposite extreme of the other, they don't even want to begin to listen. Mandate ethics classes for them all. Everyone should at least hear what the other has to say. At that point, a reasonable compromise should happen.
Disclaimer: As a responsible gun owner, I like the ability to buy the type of gun I want just like I can a car. Not apples to apples comparison but brings up a similar question, do you really need a car that can go 100+ MPH?!