We already have policies. Now we need to enforce them uniformly.
I don’t think the problem is the policies or the laws. Let’s go to other arenas for a comparison.
We have immigration laws. Are they being enforced? If so, how did we get so many illegal immigrants in the country?
We have speeding laws. I see a 70mph speed limit. How fast is the traffic traveling? About 85-90.
Is it possible that we simply don’t have enough people to enforce the laws on the books? If so, why pile on more laws that can’t be enforced?
Here’s another thought. People like their guns in America. If you prohibit them from owning guns, do you think they will honor the prohibition? Or will you simply make an otherwise honest man into a criminal?
Let’s see what happened in the era of Prohibition of alcohol? Instead of reducing crime, crime sky rocketed.
We see the same phenomenon in the Prohibition of drugs. Lots of otherwise law abiding citizens in jail for simple possession of small amounts of drugs. Crime out of control for illegal transport of drugs. Much of the gun violence is connected to this problem.
Buuuut, we’re going to enact more drug prohibition, not less. And if we prohibit guns, we’ll take the guns out of the hands of the law abiding citizen but the criminals will not give theirs up.