I feel like in order to start a discussion like this I always have to put disclaimers so here we go. Disclaimer: I am very pro gun, think gun control laws are silly, I loathe "common sense gun laws", assault weapon bans, no carry zones, I think you get the picture. Having said that I ask how can we further reduce gun crime? I'm not talking about a gun law. I feel that the root of the crime is not the gun, but the person. Now granted we have free will to make law abiding decisions or law breaking decisions, but is there some way to "social engineer" our society? Crime comes from a multitude of factors, not the availability of guns as we can agree. If there were no guns, these gangs would just be killin people with samurai swords. It could be said crime is a combination of factors such as poverty, values related to upbringing, and so on and so forth. The NRA seems to focus on fighting anti-gun laws which I think is good and they should keep it up, but why hasn't anyone done a study to see where the root of this crime comes from and attack it at the source. (Maybe this is already being attempted but we don't know about it?) My inner geek wants to use the metaphor: Why try to hold off the zerg rush when you can just destroy the spawning pool. Some of these people go on the wrong side of the law because it's the easiest way to be accepted and/or make money than go to school and earn an education. This is just one of many factors so I'm not suggesting attacking any one source would lead to Eutopia, just more of a brainstorm at the moment.