After the Valentine's Day Massacre, the NRA has lost its rights to dictate gun policy in America. They have refused to discuss alternatives that would keep Americans safe while protecting the right to own guns. There are options.
As an example, owning an assault weapon should be a felony unless that weapon is securely stored at a gun range. If you want to buy an assault weapon, have it shipped to a secure gun range. If you want to shoot, go to the range. If you want to show it off, go to the range. If you want to move, have it transferred to a gun range.
An assault weapon should never be stored at home or in the streets. A violation should be a felony with a mandatory sentence of two years in jail and loss of gun rights. Gun dealers should face jail time and loss of their license.
This will allow the .015 percent of Americans with assault weapons the right to keep them while keeping them off the streets. If the NRA Congress is not willing to compromise, then they need to be voted out of Congress.
John R. Cobarruvias