This is almost exactly what a friend and I discussed the other day.
We would add a centralized mental health database that would track confirmed issues and threats. It could be cross-checked during the gun application process, which would keep those at risk from guns more easily AND ensuring they are given the care they need.
I find this very very hard to argue with, and would be very interested to hear why some folks think this isn’t reasonable. Seriously — not trying to pick a fight here.
This is an excellent point.
Of course, I’m pretty sure anyone arguing against it would say this is the exact kind of thing that makes America suck: too many regulations, too much government intervention. Sigh.