My wife raged at me (just venting, not mad at me) about a man in California that poured boiling water on his girlfriend’s dog while it was in its crate.
She made a point which I agree with her on.
Devin Kelley, the Sutherland Springs shooter, apparently had a history of animal abuse as well as domestic abuse. He bought dogs on Craigslist just to kill.
I would completely support a Lautenberg Amendment type law that made misdemeanor animal abuse a prohibited possessor.
It would need to be worded carefully to prevent regular acts like hunting and fishing, non blood sports with animals like bull riding or calf roping, scientific/medical research involving animals, or animal husbandry acts like gelding from being included.
Deliberately abusing an animal or animal blood sports (dog fighting, cock fighting, etc), should however disqualify a person from owning guns.
Anybody who buys dogs to torture should be banned from possessing firearms before they graduate to killing people.
Feel free to disagree with me, but it’s how I feel.