Maryland residents have been buying guns in record numbers before a law takes effect Tuesday, with provisions aimed at helping keep guns away from criminals and the mentally ill, strengthening safety training and banning 45 types of assault weapons.
Presumably an undetermined number of criminals and the mentally ill are among the people buying guns in Maryland in the run-up to these laws taking effect. After all, the background checks are ostensibly not enough to keep them from getting guns, hence the advocacy for yet more laws that punish the law-abiding and enrich the criminals — after all, they’ll still be able to get their guns pretty much by definition.
Which should make you wonder — what is the point of these laws other than to kill the gun culture in Maryland? After all, the background checks don’t stop the criminals, and we’re all seemingly bound and determined to let them walk free and predate at will with whatever’s legal for them to own (knives, matches, gasoline, tire tools, etc.) in addition to the guns they’re willing to break the laws to get.
Could it be that Maryland elected officials just don’t care about the well-being of their law-abiding citizens when all the bullshit is cut through? Sure looks that way.