Bob: In 34 years as a LEO, I have found something all criminals have in common, they ignore the law. It does not matter what the laws are, the law breakers will break them. This is why gun control has proven so ineffective at reducing crime. The law abiding obey the laws, the law breakers break the laws. American inner cities, which have the strictest gun control laws always have the highest crime rates. Leftists like to claim its because the law breakers can get guns from outside those inner cities, yet that argument falls flat as the areas outside the inner cities where guns are most easily obtained don't have the violence rates the inner cities do. Mexico has a single gun store for civilians. They have effectively disarmed the law abiding through gun control, yet a single Mexican city, Tijuana had 2512 homicides in 2018, which is almost double the number of homicides the the entire state of Texas, which allows concealed carry, had that year. Politicians are looking for easy, feel good solutions, to a difficult problem. Easy solutions often cause much more misery because they don't address the real problem. They are so focused on an inanimate object, they ignore the destruction their policies are causing. In Nice, France, a law breaker used a truck to murder 86 people and injured hundreds more, yet the truck takes no action, its merely a tool which goes where the driver directs it. The murder was by the law breaker, not the truck. A few days ago three men, wearing masks, attempted to rob several people in Conyers, Ga. and shot at the homeowner. The homeowner used a semiautomatic rifle to protect himself, his family, and community. The homeowner used that tool for protection, the robbers attempted to use that tool for robbery and homicide. The law breakers didn't live long enough to learn robbery is a dead end career. Strict gun control would have only disarmed the homeowner who was law abiding. Gun control is like cutting the horns off of a gazelle to stop the cheetah from killing the gazelle. The challenge is in forming laws that target the illegal use and possession of the tool by the lawless, not restricting the law abiding from access and use of the tool. Another hard fact, in 2018, El Paso, Texas, had 23 homicides, yet right across the border in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, there were 1247 homicides. That is the effect when politicians deny the law abiding their natural right to protect themselves by disarming the law abiding.