Very True-- 9 out of 10 gun owners do want background checks including checks for mental illness. The ONLY ones that don't want background checks are the ones that couldn't pass one. 90 percent of Americans want expanded background checks on guns. Why isn’t this a political slam dunk? Most gun owners have a foul taste in their mouths over assault weapons. They've been proven time and time again they're just used for people massacre's. Our forefathers never intended this when they wrote the 2nd amendment. I doubt Republicans will do much about this recent massacre--they didn't do anything over Sandy Hook--so your only option is to vote for Democrats who will get legislation done to ban assault weapons in this country. Republicans aren't going to do jack shit, and if it meant getting more votes they would be passing out automatic weapons, grenade's and bazooka's. They are not in the least bit interested in the safety of the General public.