Originally Posted by Webfoot Hero
And adding more laws for many understaffed and underfunded local law enforcement agencies, who already have a hard time enforcing laws currently on the book, isn't going to do much either. Addressing the economic disparity, bullying, mental health, and decline of basic decency will do more for gun violence than just banning things that are merely a symptom, rather than a cause.
Federal laws, which are far too little right now, are mostly unenforced by understaffed and less-powered agencies because of politicians (on both sides, though notably more on the right) writing legislation approved by the NRA to remove any gun laws with teeth.
Do you think Boehner and the House GOP will even make a law that makes background checks universal, closes the gun show loophole and limits reselling of firearms while also giving the ATF actual legitimacy?
Because I doubt it.
Do noot pretend that by mildly endorsing our current inept laws that they are actually interested in doing anything. Too many gun nuts and politicians subserviant to the NRA make up the Republican caucus to do anything. But Boehner will shed a tear. How nice.