I posted this as a reply to another issue concerning the shooter in the Garlic Festival's buying his assault weapon in Nevada and bringing it back to California. I thought maybe it deserved a discussion of its own.
This is the problem in a nut shell! Any weapons or accessories (high capacity magazines, bump stocks, laser sights) have to be banned nationally to be effective. Cities like New York, Chicago etc. have strong gun laws, but because gun access is just a short drive away to a nearby state or sometimes just outside the city, they are highly ineffective. Which of course the NRA is fond of pointing out.
The second problem is that there is such a glut of these high kill weapons and accessories already out there in the hands of people who are borderline schizophrenic but never charged, any kind of ban at this point would take decades to actually make a dent in the killing sprees. But throwing your hands up and doing nothing, as promoted by gunaholics is not an answer either.
Having drivers licenses, regulations and DUI laws does not stop people from driving illegal, stupid and drunk. But I don’t recall people saying all these regulations should be eliminated! The most common response to this by gunaholics is that, unlike the Second Amendment, there are no Constitutional guarantees to transportation. Given the odd conservative interpretation of the Second Amendment, which completely negated the “well trained militia” wording, I’m guessing a clause could be found to deny driving laws and regulations as well, but that’s an argument for another time.