spaceghostpurpI love guns. I own a couple shotguns and one AR. When my aunt came to visit I showed her the AR and she told me that it was illegal because it was full auto. She also told me that full auto meant you could fire a round just by pulling the trigger. She also supports Obama and Bernie. I believe gun control should be strict but at the same time if you have not committed any red flag crimes then obtaining a gun should be a painless process. I also believe you should be able to obtain full automatic machine guns if you have the proper intent and pass various evaluations
Concerning your aunt, she strikes me as a person who has no interest at all in guns, hence her lack of knowledge on the subject. That she supports Obama or Bernie is honestly a bit irrelevant (fyi - Bernie's home state of Vermont has probably the loosest gun restrictions of any state in the entire country). Her lack of knowledge is a bit unfortunate, and it demonstrates that many people (both liberal and conservative) are unable to have an intelligent conversation on the subject. My very religious and conservative grandmother is the same way (insofar as she is very peaceful and thinks all guns are evil).
With that said, however, do you really think that owning a deadly weapon should be super easy? Just asking for some clarification on your position of "painless process". Does that include hours of safety training in addition to extensive background checks and psychological evaluations? All of these seem perfectly reasonable given what a person is asking to own and equivalent to other dangerous/highly consequential things a person can own. Why should someone who wants to obtain a pilot's license (or driver's license even) go through more training/education than someone who wants to own a deadly weapon?
I am all for gun ownership. But there is definitely the opinion that obtaining a gun in the USA ought to be one of the easiest things we're allowed to do. Do we (you) really want to live in a society where the people around you are allowed to carry a gun (concealed or open) in which there is little to no required training they must have in order to even own one? Think about that for a second and how absurd its real life consequences are.