How do laws prevent this from happening? We have lots of deaths that happen even though we have stricter gun laws. And there are countries with lots of guns that do not suffer the problems we have.
We decided to protect schools, yet we have shootings in schools.
We pass laws to keep guns out of the hands of bad people so the bad people break into our homes and steal our guns. If we use our guns for protection and we shoot the bad guy, we stand a good chance of going to jail and the press starts talking about the dangers of guns in the home and they spin what is our God Given Right to protect ourselves in our homes into something else.
We ban "assault weapons" and we do not seem to know what an assault weapon is.
We make it harder for decent people to purchase guns, yet we do nothing about the laws that allow me to privately purchase a gun from someone I do not know; someone who does not know me. We seem to want gun control in one form or another, so we go over the top and pass laws that only make it harder for good folks to "keep and bear arms."
Many gun rights advocates think some sort of law is needed to keep guns out of the hands of crazy people, ex-felons and others, yet they will fight to the death, any law that restricts private sales and gun show sales. And if I am allowed by law to purchase a Ruger 357, then why not eliminate BC checks at gun stores?
I think every gun --from .22 cal single shots to 50 cal--should be available over the counter after a simple and uncomplicated background check. If the government wants to chip away at our RIGHTS!!! they should put the mechanism in place to make it easier for decent people to own guns of all kinds.
If they cant figure out a system that makes sense, then we need to ban all gun laws.
If we do not figure out what to do, the government can effectively ban most guns by laws that might be Constitutional.