I think you really need to consider the fact that blaming gun violence on the existence of guns is the perfect straw man to draw attention away from decades of failed leadership and policies that drive poverty, broken homes, poor education, and a general lack of opportunities. Blaming guns is literally the perfect diversion because it appeals to simple folks who lack the understanding of the complex issues at play that lead people down the road to crime and violence, as well as the "educated" elitist left who are capable of understanding the situation, but can willfully ignore the positive aspects of firearms ownership because they live privileged lives in ultra-safe communities pursuing high-cost hobbies and activities.If these loony, leftist, liberal politicians spent half as much time removing illegal guns and violent criminals from our streets permanently, there would be no problem. Catch and release is for fishing only! Ask them if they would include disarming their own personal protection details as well. These ridiculous attempts at pointless legislation that they feel are necessary are just plain stupid. Spend some time doing what the people who elected you sent you there to do, The People's Business, not your own personal agenda. The Founding Fathers of our country are turning over in their graves. Punish crime, not the law abiding firearms owner!
The "left" will never cease to blame guns for the nations crime problems because its easy to get a large swath of people to support it.