The gun-control proposals that President Obama and Governor Patrick have forwarded address some problems but not others. I would add the following three proposals.
In Massachusetts, raise the minimum mandatory sentence for possession of any unregistered gun to five years.
Have an extensive buyback and gracious amnesty period.
Make gun owners liable for any harm done with their own gun that was not properly secured.
The National Rifle Association and its membership of responsible gun owners should embrace these proposals.