Here are some ideas to reduce gun violence without infringing on the rights of law-abiding gun owners:

1. If a person purchases a firearm for a person who cannot legally purchase a firearm, and then that person commits a crime with the firearm, then the person who purchased the firearm can be prosecuted and face 10-15 years in prison.

2. If a person tries to purchase a firearm and lies on the federal form to apply for it, the ATF agent is sent to arrest him and he faces five to eight years in prison.

3. Actively prosecuted felons who are in possession of a firearm face three to five years in prison.

4. If a person murders at least five people at one moment in time, that person faces the death penalty. No exceptions.

5. If a person uses a firearm in the commission of a crime, then they face 10-25 years in prison. No exceptions.

6. If a person uses a firearm in the death of an innocent individual, then that person faces life in prison without parole or the death penalty, decided by the judge or jury.

There are other ideas that may be looked at, but if our society is serious about reducing gun violence, hard action must be taken with the cooperation of Congress, state legislatures, judges, prosecutors and voters to hold those elected responsible.

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