Why isn't this plausible?
Ban assault rifles
Honestly I can let this one go. There is an argument against it, but at this point in our society its either ban the sale of or start applying the crimes committed by the gun to the owner of the gun and banning is an easier solution
Ban the manufacturing and sales of ammunition that are excessive in destruction i.e. hollow tip, armor piercing, etc.
Partially on board here as well. Hollow Points are good for home defense and hunting. Armor piercing should be banned IE: "Cop Killers"
Reduce magazine sizes
Kinda goes hand in hang with the assault rifle thing. It honestly won't do much, but I would make some concessions here.
Ban hand guns that are deemed to go beyond basic need for stopping power for self defense i.e. .50 caliber Desert Eagles, .357 Magnum
Here I have an issue with someone else telling me what I need to protect my family. That's my decision and caliber is one of the most uninformed overrated argument people can have. If you do some of the above caliber banning is a waste of energy.
Create meaningful and sweeping new regulations on the ability to purchase a gun.
So long as they don't infringe on my rights I can live with this.
Close gun show loopholes
Again, So long as they don't infringe on my rights I can live with this.
impose a stiff federal sales tax on all weapons
Negative, no new taxes. We are taxed enough. I resist all new taxes.
Use revenue from that tax to create and aggressive educational program to educate the public on signs of mental illness that could result in a person doing these things.
Use new revenues from that tax to subsidize companies making non-lethal defense products, i.e. stun guns, pepper spray, etc. to make these alternatives even more affordable
Use revenue from tax to increase access and coverage for mental health care.
I would prefer the $ to fund this come from Defense spending cuts (not solider pay/benefits). But I like these ideas.
And cap the number of guns households can legally own. You don't need 10+ guns to protect your family. 1 per member will do the trick. If you already have more than the cap you can keep those guns, but cannot purchase additional guns.
Again this is telling me what I need and don't. I resist things like this. Lets say I am an avid Deer hunter. I may want a 30-06, 12G, 7mm mag, etc to use on different days/stands/hunting styles.
There. Everyone is happy. Done and done. Your 2nd amendment right is not taken away, the power and lethalness of the guns available is greatly reduced, the access to guns is more difficult, and mental health care is expanded.
Surely everyone could get on board with that right??
Mostly! Good ideas.