. . . what chance do you have preventing criminals from accessing guns on the street? I’ll tell you: none. There is no chance whatsoever that gun control legislation will stop bad guys from tooling up. I choose the phrase “tooling up” carefully; a firearm is a tool of the criminals’ trade. As long as there are guns out there, somewhere – and there are some 300 million (and counting) of them in these here United States – the bad guys will get ahold of them to take care of bidness. As for all that gun buyback stuff you hear about in the mainstream media – “taking guns off the street” – if Blue Bell Ice Cream’s production cessation did nothing to put a damper National Ice Cream Day in Texas, what good does paying good money/tickets/groceries/shoes for a few hundred broken-ass guns do in terms of reducing crime? I’ll tell you . . .
None. There are exactly no studies establishing a causal link. Because there isn’t one! (Trace that.)
And don’t get me started about terrorists and crazies, mission-focused madmen committed to maximum carnage. Gun control can no more blunt their homicidal fury than an anger management class. All gun control laws do is discourage, inconvenience, tax and prohibit otherwise law-abiding citizens seeking to exercise their natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms.
The best solution to reducing firearms-related crime? Lock up the bad guys. Preferably, without a gun.