As Alley readers already know, there is more than one kikd of gun law.
The desirable sort like the Florida gun law that produced this result are good laws and we need more of them. In fact, we need tha particularla law to be made law in every jurisdiction in this nation.
On the other hand, there are laws that are very bad laws, like the series of laws that led to this result aare very bad laws …
… that should be nullified or repealed and replaced with laws that have a history of suppressing crime and making people safer/. With, of course a reasonable penalty for those who seek to enforce nullified gun laws or to impose new versions of old laws.
The fastest way to achieve the low crime rates that come with the relatively permissive gun laws is for Congress to craft a package of gun laws built on successful models, Preempt and nullify those restrictive gun laws with a record of failure.
But the problem with that rational course of action are those who apparently think it perfectly acceptable to impose laws that will impose laws that will drive up murder and violent crime rates by as much as 700 percent but it is unacceptable to stop local authorities from imposing such laws.
That position is logically untenable, and produces results that are diametrically opposed to long established public policy.
It is time and past time Congress matured enough to do what is needful to stop violent cirme – starting with a permissive package of gun laws and heavy penalties for gun theft, gun trafficking, along with appropriate penalties for those who attempt to enforce preempted gun laws or craft laws to dodge preemption.