What happened was that criminals who had ALREADY committed crimes, were taken and prosecuted for their PRIOR crimes.<...
Quit playing semantics and deflecting from the astounding numbers.
Don't you think stopping almost 80,000 criminal a year from getting a gun is a good thing? Yes or no?
What is astouding about those numbers, but not surprising that you ignore it, is that an ASTOUNDING number walked away without prosecution. That means that ONE MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED TWENTY THOUSAND people walked and all you did was stop them from obtaining a firearm at THAT location.
That makes your pitiful little 80K a mere pittance and a deplorable net result.