If someone cannot wait to own a weapon, they should not own a weapon. If a weapons dealer cannot wait to sell a weapon, they should not be a weapons dealer. More rigorous background checks are something the majority of Americans are hoping for, something that is promised and prayed for by politicians after every publicized shooting. So far, 6 children have been killed by gun violence in Jacksonville in 2019. More injured. If there is even a slight chance that stiffer background checks and more time to vet gun owners will prevent any future deaths, it is worth it. I expect my representatives to stop sending thoughts and prayers, and start taking action to end gun violence.