On a not unrelated note, I've been thinking about "black market firearms." The black market is a big argument by gun advocates because "criminals will just get them in the black market."
I don't deny that it exists in a huge way, but why does it, and how does it? Does anyone here know a black market gun dealer?
I mean, you could go anywhere in the nation and find a pot dealer. Is it the same with illegal gun dealers? I'd like to doubt that. If you took a poll, a vast majority of us would rather live next to a pot dealer than an illegal arms dealer.
I get that much like the war on drugs, combating gun trafficking seems futile, but I refuse to accept that we don't try or try harder! Public perception alone should make the war on gun trafficking easier than the war on drugs.