The US has the highest incarceration rate in the world. We are not putting violent criminals right back on the street.<quoted text>Therein lies the rub. First of all any laws we enact won't really make it any more difficult to obtain a firearm illegally than it is now. It will only make it more difficult to obtain one legally. No we should not "get rid of all laws because criminals just ignore them", we should be tougher on the criminals who ignore the laws and stop putting them right back on the street to kill and maim again and again. Finally, I agree that we must do something to reduce the violent crime and control violent criminals but I draw the line at restricting or penalizing ALL honest law abiding gun owners in an attempt to control the few who break the law. Laws, restrictions, and bans that adversely affect the rights and freedoms of those who have committed no crime is not the answer. Background checks are little if any good in preventing crime. The criminals will obtain them illegally, plain and simple. Should we require a background check before you can exercise any of your other constitutional rights in an effort to control the few abuse them? It's not an easy problem to solve.......how to have an effect on illegal guns and violence without having an unconstitutional negative effect on the honest law abiding citizen.
Any constitutional right that results in 90 deaths a day should definitely be better regulated.