Selectively enforced gun control laws
Others respond by asking: Why don't we enforce the 20,000 gun laws currently on the books across the nation?
The current buzz is about "straw buyers" and "straw sellers" and how to stop them. "Straw buyers" and "sellers" are people with clean records who buy guns legally, then pirouette to sell them - illegally. Those illegal guns create much of the chaos on our streets.
"The only way you can legally transfer a firearm in the state of Pennsylvania," says attorney Jon Mirowitz, a recognized authority on gun laws, "is to go through a licensed dealer, and it's been that way since the 1930s."
Enforcement of that law should be mandatory. But that cries for common sense, which we know is rare as a game-show host's sincerity.
I'll illustrate with a case from the past. . . . .
What follows in the piece are some great examples of how the gun control laws are selectively enforced.