They never write laws they do not intend to use, only question is when.
As for concerns about gang member and gun isnt that a moot point? I have yet to see one need a licence to own one.
As for war on drugs look at the numbers over 400,000 swat raid for drugs and climbing, would that be practice against other people you wish to disarm?
Prison is a racket, it keeps few rich, lots in cycle of poverty and most of the ” dangerous criminals” are loose they only keep the non violent drug offenders to be slave labour check it out if you dont believe me. There are tons of info sites to sit your personal leanings but two facts remain/ crime is dropping but more people are going to jail.
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