Blacks commit a hugely disproportionate share of murders: they're 14% of the population, and they committed 52% of the homicides in this country between 1980 and 2008. And it's not just blacks in general, but young black men. So any logical interpretation of "the wrong hands" would have to include young black men between the ages of 15 and 34, who are roughly 3% of the population, but are responsible for most of that 52%.
To cut down on shootings by young black men, you needn't change any laws; you simply institute more stop and frisk programs in high crime areas. This would get rid of the illegal guns, not any legal ones, and make criminals less likely to carry.
Cops do this from time to time anyway, until political pressure forces them to stop. Liberals complain of "racism," and that's usually the end of the matter. Never mind that most of the lives saved by such a policy are black; "racism" can't be tolerated no matter how many lives it saves. Bear in mind, this policy would not "discriminate" against black women, or black males younger than 15 or older than 35; merely against the high crime group, and then only in high crime areas. (So it's "sexist" and "ageist" as well as "racist.")
Muslims have been responsible for a disproportionate share of the recent mass shootings, and despite what Obama has said, their shootings were a direct outgrowth of their Islamic beliefs. Nidal Hasan at Ft. Hood, the Farooks in San Bernadino, and Omar Mateen in Orlando all saw themselves as jihadists. To deny this is simply willful obtuseness.
With Muslims, you only need to "discriminate" against people who've actively demonstrated hatred for the US, by attending mosques which preach anti-Americanism, by visiting hotbeds of terrorism in the Mideast, or by carrying on correspondences with known jihadists. These jihadists-in-the-making are all essentially Benedict Arnolds, plotting in plain sight and protected by political correctness.
Yes, it's true that the vast majority of Aspies are peaceful and law-abiding; but if you want to cut back on the Seung Hui Cho's and the Adam Lanza's, you have to keep guns out of their hands.
Here, of course, the problem is identifying Aspies. Even if they've been diagnosed, the odds are that their psychiatrists, who most likely were hired by their parents, would be loath to report the diagnosis to the authorities. And many Aspies go undiagnosed anyway. Plus, Aspies do have their advocates, as you'll see from the comments on this post.
Given the current atmosphere, there's of course absolutely no chance that any such commonsensical approaches would fly, since they're all "discriminatory." In fact, no legislator would ever dare propose them.
But, as pointed out in the previous post, isn't Obama wanting to keep guns out of the hands of the "mentally ill," the vast majority of whom never commit a murder, already "discriminatory?"
Take the blinders off or keep them on, it's our choice.