Originally Posted by SPIN2010
What then? Prosecute to the fullest extent of the law. Thats what.
ENFORCE THE LAW AND THE PROBLEMS WILL STOP.
I know we're on the same team regarding gun control, but sometimes mommy and daddy still argue so here goes:
Enforcing laws doesn't stop crimes/problems. Since the dawn of humanity we have never been able to write or enforce a law that would prevent crime.
Every human on this planet knows murder and other violent crime is illegal. Swift, severe punishment/enforcement may reduce the murder rate but it will not "stop" murder. There will always be those whose hearts are so hardened that laws won't affect them.
So, we enforce laws to reduce or discourage crime, not to stop it. If someone wants to commit a crime, especially a premeditated crime, we can't stop it. Laws don't matter. At that point only an armed citizen can stop the criminal, hopefully before too much damage is done.