I looked up to see if this was already discussed but couldn't find anything. After the most recent and deadliest mass shooting in the US (I'm referring to the Las Vegas one, for those reading this thread years from now), I thought I would broach the subject. I'm not a gun owner or enthusiast, so I have a hard time understanding the mentality that defends any and all gun control efforts. If there are any gun owners on here, I'd love to hear your opinions, since I trust we can discuss this rationally. What I would like to know is the following: 1) Why is it necessary for any US civilian to own a gun that can hold more than 10 to 12 bullets and fire them more than once or twice a second? 2) Why is it okay for anyone in the United States to purchase any gun without having to pass a background check first? 3) Why would you not want every gun in the country to have a paper trail that shows who currently possesses it and from whom it was purchased? I'm just trying to better understand the rationale.