I believe that the Second Amendment is everyone’s “gun permit” to own guns and to both open carry and conceal carry. I would never restrict any type of gun, and would vote against any restrictions on individual guns, ammo, or gun accessories INCLUDING specific taxes on guns, ammo, or gun accessories.
School shootings and “mass shootings” - defined by most people as “one killer with four or more victims” - are terrible things but they are also extremely rare. Gun free zones are nothing but a “feel good” non-solution which only announces to any would-be shooter that they will not meet resistance in that location. I do not think that it is right to punish the 90,000,000 lawful gun owners of this country who have done nothing wrong because of the actions of a few clearly troubled individuals.
We can REDUCE school shootings and “mass shootings” WITHOUT taking away the gun rights of law-abiding people. This “one kid is talking so non one gets recess” mentality of government is just bad policy.