I read an article a few weeks ago about the penalties for illegally carrying a firearm in Chicago. It seems that the amount of violations are so vast that in order to lock up every offender, you would literally have to put a fence around the entire city. It's a common thing there.<quoted text>Exactly and why the Criminal Activity thrives and has proven in Chicago where there is Gun Control Laws in place but the laws affect and are only respected by the law abiding citizens which the Chicago Gun Control Laws mean nothing to criminals which the Criminals have proved which is what the Liberal Democrats like Dianne Feinstein & the others like her don't understand.
So what you have is a government helpless to lock up the bad guys with guns, and the same government resists letting good guys have guns. The bad guys have nothing to fear while the good guys don't even want an outstanding parking ticket in their name.
The key word for crime reduction is deterrent, not invitation. Since they don't have enough prison space for those gun offenders, then the only deterrent can be to make gun laws and carrying weapons more liberal for the non-criminal element in their society.