My favorite LEO, Mas Ayoob, provides a cop’s eye view of gun control over the years and how his fellow instructors and LEO reacted to the failure of the Universal Background Check legislation.
“Partway through the discussion, a panel member looked down at a text message on his smartphone, and raised his hand to interrupt. He announced that he had just received a message that the Universal Background Check bill had failed to pass in the United States Senate.
And, spontaneously, the packed classroom of police instructors burst into applause.”
Mas makes some very good points that throughout the years gun control has been more about controlling the general public rather than the criminal behavior of those who misuse lethal weapons. His articles are always illuminating as is this one.