has a rather lengthy piece on Gun Control and it's failure to reduce crime, and why people are so adamant against it. Please read the whole article, it is very informative.
"I doubt I ever would have gone to the black market to purchasean illegal assault weapon if it wasn’t for New York’s annoyinglyrestrictive gun control laws. Wait. Let me back up a bit. New YorkState passed the Sullivan Act back in 1911. The law required peopleto get a government permit to own or carry any weapon small enoughto be concealed—handguns, in particular. Issuing the permit wouldbe a matter of official discretion, which is a policy continued tothe present day."
H/t Claire Wolf