In the study, led by epidemiologist Anthony Fabio of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health, researchers partnered with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police to trace the origins of all 893 firearms that police recovered from crime scenes in the year 2008.
They found that in approximately 8 out of 10 cases, the perpetrator was not a lawful gun owner but rather in illegal possession of a weapon that belonged to someone else. The researchers were primarily interested in how these guns made their way from a legal purchase — at a firearm dealer or via a private sale — to the scene of the crime.
More than 30 percent of the guns that ended up at crime scenes had been stolen, according to Fabio’s research.
We have a complete and nationwide ban on most recreational drugs. Yet, the average high school dropout can get whatever recreational drug they want 24×7 365 days a year. What sort of law do they imagine will prevent criminals from getting whatever gun they want?
If someone is of such poor character that they can’t be trusted to possess a gun then they can’t be trusted to be unsupervised in public.