This is false. The handgun is the most used weapon in mass shootings. LINK: The Simple Facts About Mass Shootings Aren't Simple at All - Pacific Standard (psmag.com) Actually I am. Just because I don't do it in ways that you find acceptable doesn't mean that I didn't. Ironically your link shows several laws being overturned and upholding the individual right to bear arms. Just because laws are made, doesn't mean they're Constitutional. You should read your own links more thoroughly. Note the leading motive. And while suicide is tolerated the government is working to change that: Sorry, but guns are not causing the problems. They are a symptom at most. Your own paragraph here admits that, albeit circumspectly and I doubt even you realize that you admitted it. Dylan Roof was shown to have mental issues, the "mistakes" that you mention is that he was never barred from being able to legally own a gun due to those mental issues. Which he could have been, and should have been. Those mental problems existed long before he was given a gun by his father and the ones that he purchased. If those had been addressed he never would have gone on a killing spree. Regardless of current gun availability. We can agree on most of this. Though singling out Ted Cruz points towards a bias in your thinking imo. Particularly since they all use fear tactics, not just Cruz. Probably because guns do not cause anything. I've told you several reasons. Mental, education, justice, economy. You do realize that self same 1994 law did not include AR15's right? The same guns that are now being called "assault weapons". And who exactly are the ones calling AR15's "assault weapons"? Hint: Its not the NRA or conservative politicians. You know you don't need a bump stock to perform the actions of a bump stock right? You can use nothing but your body and achieve the same results. But that is neither here, nor there, again, guns are just a symptom. Not the cause.