Heather, Everyone agrees criminals don't obey laws. That's the point, you guys keep saying it as if you really believe we're all so naive as to think they do. You know better, but you keep saying it in some lame attempt to denigrate.
The laws are not prinarily directed at the criminals, but at the law-abiding. As I see it, we write off the criminals and try the best we can to keep guns away from them. That we do by laws aimed at legitimate gun owners.
First, prinarily isn't as cool as "refudiate". That's just an aside though.
South Park unleashed a meme into the collective that explains irrational plans. "Underpants Gnomes".
Phase 1: Collect Underpants
Phase 2: ?
Phase 3: Profit
The problem is, at least in Maine vernacular "You can't get there from here." There is a missing step, step 2, and step two is a prerequisite for step 3 "Profit".
You have to have a step two that logically links one and three... And MikeB's plan to "cut crime by curtailing the rights of the law abiding" is ridiculous. In New Jersey a 27 year old man was sentenced to 7 years of prison for the crime of lawfully owning property. Mike just turned a non-violent person into a "regulatory felon".
There are various degrees of felonies. Some are violent like rape, murder, assault. Some are regulatory like, how many cigarettes you are allowed to take across political borders, or how you store your personal property. http://sayanythingblog.com/entry/ever_wonder_why_america_has_the_highest_per-capita_incarceration_rate_in_th/
Mike, do we really need more laws to turn more people into non-violent regulatory felons? Cause I can't figure out your plan other than
1. Restrict access to lawful gun ownership.
3. WORLD PEACE!