You don't get it, and it seems you don't want to get it. Guns don't kill people, people kill people. Human beings have been killing other human beings since Cain and Abel, or if your an atheist, since the first human smacked his rival in head with a large stone. Implements may change over the years but the nature of mankind is the one constant. If you think a controlled environment where no handguns exist would be a better and safer place to live, Folsom State Prison is an hour away from Woodland, go visit this handgun-free environment and let me know what you think.
At Issue: Forget handguns, go after bullets.
Our Opinion: Bullets kill people, and they're not governed by the Constitution, so let's restrict their sale.
If a felon, parolee or someone who has been adjudicated as mentally impaired cannot purchase any firearm, then what is to be gained by running the law abiding citizens and small business owners through more regulation and paperwork? If there are laws to stop criminal from buying, owning or possessing firearms, we should be perfectly safe, right?
Oh that's right, criminals break the law, that's why they are criminals. No amount of paperwork, background checks, micro-stamping firing pins or regulation of ammunition sales are going to keep hardcore, violent criminals from getting their felonious hands on guns. The only way to keep guns out of their hands is to put them in the aforementioned prisons.
In response to this editorial, I am going to purchase a few boxes of ammunition and go shooting this weekend.