Thank you thank you! I really wish this would have been a question asked on the presidential debates. Mental health care is certainly a root of this problem as I think all of us can agree. In fact, Bernie Sanders even pointed this out explicitly in the the recent democratic presidential debate on CNN. When people are given the opportunities of proper healthcare, that is when we will see a lessening of gun violence and tragedies.
Number one rule of ALL gun safety-treat every gun as if it is loaded. Using this one simple rule could prevent many many accidents. I have taken a plethora of gun safety courses, and I hunt big game in eastern Washington. In a way, guns have become a type of culture for me, and I have grown up with respect for their use. Guns were originally created to kill, and without proper respect and handling of guns, that is what they will and have done for years and years.
Gun safety education is absolutely vital to everyone who wants to use guns.