That seems to be the purpose of the anti-gun fools, not “stemming gun violence,” as they claim.
Every time we find something we can use to defend ourselves, whether it is a gun, or something else, they want to outlaw it. I once was in line at a 7-11 store with a uniformed cop behind me. I had one of those metal flashlights in my pocket, and that cop took notice. He said, “You know, that could be considered a weapon, don’t you?” I replied, “Yes; and if I ever use it as a weapon, we can discuss it then.” He just laughed, but his question revealed a mindset in many cops and legislators. ANYTHING that can be used as a weapon, they want to outlaw.
Every law they make (so far) does its best to make the guns we DO have useless for self defense. Gun locks, gun safes, and laws regulating the storage of guns do exactly that: makes them USELESS for self defense because they cause it to take way too long to “get it into action” when we are threatened by a thug wielding an ILLEGAL gun.
Then there are such things as “gun-free zones,” where law-abiding people don’t bring their guns, but criminals DO.
They IGNORE such laws, and actively seek out such places, because they know that law-abiding people will not usually be armed for self defense so they can victimize them, at will.
They have to know their current laws are USELESS to stop criminals with ILLEGAL guns from victimizing law-abiding people, but they keep making them, anyway—which says a lot about them. So it’s no wonder places like Chicago, which have some of the tightest gun laws in the land, also have the highest numbers of gun crimes anywhere.
They have to know that, too, but they will not hear of allowing law-abiding people to have and carry their own guns for self defense against ILLEGALLY-armed criminals, even though the Constitution guarantees us that right.
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