If you need to consider the impact had by organized crime as stated by the OP try this. One of the only two states still doing everything it can to keep it's citizens unarmed is Illinois which, due to sheer population, is controled by Chicago and vicinity. The only thing Chicago is noted for, other than Obama, is organized crime. If you make your living by taking money from honest citizens by the use of violence what happens to your profit margin when the public is allowed to defend itself? So what do you do to protect that profit? You use any money and/or muscle you can to support those who, whether they're aware they are doing it or not, support your cause.