Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
Gun control advocates insist that if we could have all firearms registered, and government permits for every transfer, then crime would be non-existent. Everyone would register their firearms, non-registered firearms would be confiscated, no guns on the street means no crime. Easy.
In the entire country of Mexico, there are only 3,153 firearms. That’s the total number registered for private individuals to legally own. I suspect that number does explain the violent crime rate in Mexico. But not the way gun controllers believe it does.
And every decade or so, some of them figure it out, and move on to greener political pastures, to be replaced by a new generation that thinks they’ve discovered the holy grail with “common sense gun laws”.