As for myself, and probably every typical legal gun owner, we don't have a problem with the steps needed to purchase fire arms registered and legal. No one cares about a waiting period or what ever depending on what state you live in and such. The only one who would have a problem with that is someone who isn't going to pass the check or what ever.
The over whelming majority of violent crimes involving firearms are carried out by felons and such with stolen or illegally obtained guns. When political drama turns to flat out lying or ignorance pointing to legal gun owners being the problem it gets old.
What I'm pointing out is I don't know what the answer is to gun violence that plagues our various cities, but I can say gun laws aren't going to fix or hinder that, criminals just don't give a crap about the law, or other people's rights for that matter. They are just criminal that way.
The gun fetish in america has more to do with Hollywood and the media, music industry and such. For your typical gun owner, all that crap doesn't come into play and we don't even think about it in such a way. A weapon is used to fill dear tags and such at hunting season, blah blah. Most of us don't run around with a holster under our jacket on our way to pay the utility bill.
All that other crap is on the current culture which is just a fantasy to sell a product, and it asn't a gun, its a record, movie, T-shirt, whatever. Not much different then the obsession with selling sexual
drama in the movie world and we see how that has worked out.