So do you believe that the 20,000 or so current Federal, State, County, Municipal, and City firearms laws on the books are not enough?
Apparently not, otherwise, there would be no need for us to have this conversation, now would there?
Would more laws make a difference?
One can hope, though that IS the point of the current legislation.
Particularly those who by definition (criminals) don't obey the laws in the first place.
ANYTHING that we can do to deter criminality, particularly the sort of criminality that leads to the wanton massacre of innocent people, men, women, children...is worth the while.
Is that "noble" enough for you?
So will more laws make them decide to live their life free of criminal activity?
It isn't so much about encouraging the criminal element to become upstanding citizens (though that would be an ideal outcome) as much as it is about doing what we can to limit, if not eliminate altogether, their ability to impose their criminality on others.
How does their motive distract from the subject at hand? Obviously their motive overrides the boundaries of the law.
Because it is not the goal of the current legislation to delve into the mindset of the murderer, only to remove their access to weaponry that would enable them to act upon their motives.
I mean, surely it is not your intent to suggest that anyones' "motive" for murder justifies the act?
I see, so criminals don't obey certain laws unless their "stringent". Have to admit, that's a new one. Would you say laws against murder aren't "stringent" enough? Murder has been going on for centuries. Long before the invention of firearms.
So give me an example of a "stringent" law that a criminal will obey.
Again, the goal is to minimalize the weaponry/arsenal available to the criminally inclined by imposing more thorough firearm purchasing requirements to further enforce and strengthen those already on the books
As a matter of fact, from 1999 to 2009, 1.8 million people were blocked from purchasing guns after failing a background check because they had criminal records or suffered from mental illness.
It is a small burden, if "burden" at all, for the honest.