The big problem is in how laws are written. Currently laws are written like the Ten Commandments. That is in the manner of “Thou shall not….”. That means that there are ten things you cannot do, but zillions of things you can do.
The parent of a teenager quickly learns that if you tell your teenager “no beer at your party!” you can be sure that there will be other booze, drugs, and pills at the party.
If you had told him that all he could serve was soft drinks, that means everything else is prohibited. Very clear. No need to list what is not allowed.
Politicians of both parties wring their hands and claim it would be too difficult to list all the varieties of weapons including assault weapons in legislation. Hogwash!
Here are some sample laws for you, dear Congressmen. Feel free to copy and paste:
‘Only weapons that will hold 8 bullets in its clip are legal, and only clips that hold 8 rounds are legal.”
“Weapons used in warfare can only be owned or used by the army in a war declared by Congress.”
“Anyone, including a manufacturer, who sells a weapon or ammunition or clip to anyone without a federal background check will be legally liable for any and all damages the customer shall cause in committing any illegal act.
CONGRESS NEEDS TO PASS LAWS THAT IDENTIFY WHAT IS LEGAL; NOT WHAT IS ILLEGAL! Can it be that hard?