I think rather than requiring a mental health check for owning guns, it would be good to have some kind of societal push to encourage people to get regular mental health checkups. In the same manner we are currently doing for physical health. For a large part of the US going to the doctor for "no reason" (ex. getting a physical) is almost as stigmatized as seeing a psychologist.
I think pushing past the idea that having a mental health issue somehow makes you less of a person would be a bigger step toward reducing gun deaths (and perhaps more importantly shootings since not everyone dies) than any gun regulation we could pass.
I think what happened in Colorado is a good example of why this problem exists. In Colorado the governor (IIRC) was kicked out for passing a gun law that 80% of Colorado people agreed with. The thing is the only people to show up and vote on weather to kick out the governor were the 20% who were pissed that there were now laws requiring background checks on gun purchases.
Or you can say.
Free to choose as long as society doesn't view the choice as politically incorrect it seems. For example men who want to raise children or teach elementary school are often looked down upon or ignored by conservatives as being homosexuals, pedo's, or just plain overly feminine. Conservatives like to pretend they are tolerant, but they are only tolerant of people who don't deviate from their ideals.
And, that's not even going into this pure bullshit quote from the parent you responded to, "It is a fact that women are better at raising young kids"
How did they discover Sex with Sparrows causes cancer? I can't quite convince myself to click the link.
No time is wasted on back story or set-up; the exposition is somewhat crude and artless, but it is calculated to take the minimum time possible to get the viewer to the giant robot action.
I at least partially blame this on viewers. Lots of people complain about how "slow" the movie was when they take time to do setup and back story.
It is much easier to suggest solutions when you know nothing about the problem.