Originally Posted by mnchiefsguy
Why don't we then? Instead of trying to ban "Assault Weapons", and take away guns from law abiding citizens, why doesn't the government use the existing laws we have to prosecute those that obtain and use guns illegally?
Because the NRA has effectively hamstrung the enforcement of "these rules". Everybody likes to talk about "enforcing the rules on the books", but nobody talks about the lobbyist effort to make departments like the ATF toothless in pursuing them.
You'll see it's all a show, keep 'em laughing as you go, just remember, the last laugh is on you, and always look on the bright side of life!