Okay that’s a really broad statement. Let me suggest what I really mean here. We have 22,000 gun laws that really only impact law-abiding folks that need and deserve protection.
For most criminals violating gun laws, the charges are generally just add-ons that are always plea-bargained away. Criminals lose little or nothing at all when they violate gun laws.
The typical law-abiding gun offender simply gives the protection of himself and family greater respect and status then the politicians who pass and promote un-Constitutional gun laws. Should a law-abiding person be convicted of a simple gun possession or carry violation it will have great impact on gainful employment and many business licenses.
Our Judges are charged with protecting our Second Amendment rights but they are always appointed by the very same Liberal, gun-banning politicians that favor create and maintain draconian firearms laws. The Judges feel they have to punish these gun law violators or their benefactor politicians will replace them.
I won’t suggest for a second that people with rap-sheets or those engaged in criminal activity other than simple gun possession or carrying not be quickly arrested and prosecuted.
The most amazing thing that many cops don’t realize is that laws that require the registration of firearms and firearms owners don’t apply to convicted felons! The United States Supreme Court has ruled at least twice that such requirements violate the rights of the felons against self-incrimination.
If you work in a jurisdiction where firearm carry permits are either difficult or impossible to obtain I ask that you take no action whatsoever. On the rare day you find a citizen with a concealed weapon and he or she is not involved in some criminal mischief has no criminal history simply let them go in peace with their guns.
The justification is simple Americans have the right to keep and bear arms and the courts have also ruled that rights can’t be taxed (Poll Tax cases). Every police officer in the United States takes an oath upholding the Constitution, which includes the Second Amendment.