Obviously, actions such as gun control and a complete overhaul of the electoral process would be major steps in any campaign to cure the USA of its current societal malaise. However, I fear all attempts to do so will be spitting in the wind unless the American people, as a whole, calm down. It strikes me that in a crisis they immediately switch to the mode of collective hysteria, but even when things are running smoothly they are far too enthusiastic about stuff, especially political stuff. It is just not healthy for a nation to be in such a constant state of fervency. With such constant tension, people are sure to snap.