A: YES YES A MILLION TIMES YES.
People are dying at alarming rates. Our current laws are unambiguously failing and yet NRA lobbyists have managed to make it illegal for government scientists to study gun-related violence. Time and time again, data continues to disprove any connection between mental illness and violent crimes — and in fact, gun violence is a major contributor to the suicide epidemic, the tenth highest cause of death in the United States.(admittedly, there are major problems with the way we address and deal with mental health, but it is separate from issues of gun control)