Originally Posted by JB Rattlesnake
Well, I think it goes more to population than anything.
The more people you put into a small area, the more problems you are going to have. I am all for less strict gun laws, but in big cities, a lot of the laws do make sense. Now, does it mean that the laws actually stop people from carrying guns and committing crimes? No, it doesn't, but it does give us the power to punish those who get caught, which is important.
I agree that it's important to punish people for criminal activity, I don't think that the correct method is to outlaw guns & slam people who have them. I think you need to be cery particular about how the guns are registered & then also have statutes in place which itemize "bonus points" if it's committed with a gun.