I'm sure this has been the plan. Since Biden mentioned Gun Control a few weeks ago (or was it a week ago) it seems we've had several shootings all involving 18 year olds. I'd hate to think there is a conspiracy going on, but it should make you wonder...
Unfortunately, people will still kill others when a society has been as fucked up as ours has been. More background checks? When will this solve anything? We've already been doing that, and guess what. We have just as many deaths today as before. Someone will buy a gun for another, wipe the serial number, and give it out as a gift... (See the hood for an example) Or there will just be more robberies/burglaries to obtain them illegally. You know, since criminals don't really abide by the law... Putting in more laws isn't necessarily going to fix the problem.
Give people a reason not to kill others (and themselves) might be a better direction. All I see is a culture of death. Every single "rap" song is about "putting a cap in their ass", and every TV show has someone being killed by some psychotic method... Let's not talk about movies. What was the last movie you seen that didn't include someone dying?
But who knows... I'm not a democratic "expert" on this matter. I'm guess those experts would just say "Be gay, because its white straight males who do this."