It's not enough to make gun buyers undergo background checks. A would-be killer's background may be spotless, and those whose backgrounds aren't will findother ways to get firearms, including theft. Banning the manufacture of certain firearms and magazines won't work either, because millions of them already exist, and no one proposes confiscation — if for no other reason than that it would be a mission impossible. So what should Congress do? If it were really serious, writes Sheldon Richman, it would pass a law forthwith requiring every gun buyer to declare whether or not he intends to commit a crime with the gun.
Kamala Harris Does Not Understand Why the Constitution Should Get in the Way of Her Gun Control Agenda
The presidential contender conspicuously fails to explain the legal basis for her plan to impose new restrictions by executive fiat.
This is bending the Lanham Act until it nearly breaks
The black market still dominates. And more enforcement and fines aren’t going to fix it.
The "assault weapons" that the presidential contender wants to confiscate are not especially deadly, but the symbolism of that policy is poisonous.