This is an edited and updated version of a repost from last summer.
Advocates of tighter gun control standards that inevitably emerge following an tragedy like the one that occurred in Aurora Colorado fail to grasp a fundamental reality. By making it more difficult for law abiding citizens to possess guns, they are creating free crime zones where only criminals have guns.
This missed reality occurs because advocates of tighter gun control often ignore the black or underground market that exists for handguns and firearms that criminal elements and those with the right connections can easily tap into.
Anyone wishing to commit an attack like the Aurora Theater shooting will figure out a way. If they can’t do it with a gun, then they’ll rig a truck bomb or IED. We’re not going to legalize our way to a safe society.