Turning the floor over to HOLLYWOOD ELSEWHERE commenter "DukeSavoy" re today's killings of a TV reporter and camera person in Virginia:
Of course even the most restrictive gun control won't completely stop some criminals from getting guns some times. But reducing the torrent of handgun weapons to a meandering stream would cut down on the general pool of guns that are lost, stolen or purchased from shady sources willing to look the other way. By reducing that pool, black market hand guns become more expensive and thus harder to get. Hell, we pay some farmers not to farm, we can pay hand gun manufacturers to manufacture fewer weapons.
The title of the HE thread: Ain't That America?