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You've identified a classic flaw with most gun control laws - they only inhibit the law-abiding.

My "ah-ha moment" was when I attended an emergency gun-control debate back in CT. Lord Weicker was governor then, and a little kid had been shot on a school bus while some Bridgeport drug dealers were having a shootout in broad daylight. During testimony and discussion, the Chief of the Bridgeport PD was asked about what happens to gun charges when criminals are caught. He testified that most gun charges are either dropped altogether or plea-bargained down to some trivial offense, because the prosecutors found gun charges were too difficult to prove. The next question was along the lines of "well, what about the Federal gun law violations?" The answer was worse: Federal prosecutors (at least at the time) couldn't be bothered with "trivial" gun crimes committed by street hoods, instead saving their efforts for going after bigger fish. Rather sickening to think that more gun laws were being demanded, yet the available ones weren't being prosecuted. Kinda like a spoiled kid in a room full of toys whining for yet another toy.

If gun owners would marshal our resources and loudly and publicly demand prosecution of gun law violators - and I'm not talking about statutory violations - we might actually get some traction with legislators.
 
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