That seems to be the thought process of the LA City Council, which yesterday passes six “anti-crime” ordinances, which do nothing but 1) place an increased burden on lawful gun owners, and 2) make stuff that is already illegal even more illegal.
Allowing landlords to evict tenants who illegally possess guns
Banning the sale of .50-caliber ammunition and cartridges
Requiring ammunition vendors to be licensed and require face-to-face transactions and record-keeping for all ammunition sales made in the city of Los Angeles
Allowing the seizure of vehicles used by gang members while committing a crime
Banning secret compartments in vehicles to hide firearms
Requiring gun dealers to conduct inventories and report the inventories to the Los Angeles Police Department
That list item – requiring “gun dealers” (such a scary word, why couldn’t they have said “law-abiding firearms retailers”?) to conduct and report inventories to LAPD is frankly ridiculous. As pointed out by NRA spokesmen in the article itself, it is completely redundant, as there are both state and federal laws which already require federally licensed dealers to maintain inventories which the BATFE can audit at any time.
I suppose that most of this post is rhetorical anyway, we know that the recently passed laws won’t do anything to reduce crime; I mean honestly, how many crimes have been committed in LA with a .50 BMG recently? Just because it happened in that movie SWAT doesn’t mean that gangbangers are coming out of the woodwork with Barrett rifles. I challenge anyone to show me an actual felony, such as armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, anything along those lines, committed with a .50 BMG in the United States, much less in the state of California.