Here’s what I’m thinking:
How do you envision someone who has no regard for the rule of law to suddenly be willing to abide by it? What is so exasperating about the topic of Gun Control is that it doesn’t take into account the mailice and the lack of character represented by the one wielding the weapon – only the weapon itself. Do you really believe that someone who is intent on killing in the context of a criminal action is going to refrain from getting a gun simply because it’s illegal to do so? It’s not the availability of weapons, it is the character of the one pulling the trigger. It isn’t Gun Control, it’s Self Control – that is the issue.
This is the mantra of the Liberal mindset: It is never about personal responsibility. The blame is always fixed on outside factors. That way you are able to avoid any notion of a Moral Absolute. By insisting that your situation is a result of what has happened to you, rather than what has occured because of you (poor decision making, bad work ethic, deplorable morals), you can now reasonably insist that it is someone else’s responsibility to clean up your mess, legitimate success is only possible by taking advantage of others and crime is nothing more than an oppressed victim giving vent to their indignation.
On the other hand, if you don’t work, you don’t eat (2 Thess 3:10). You are responsible for your actions…
4 Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, 5 for each one should carry their own load (Gal 6:4-5 [see alsoProv 6:6; 10:4; 12:15; Heb 9:27]).
…and you’re not fooling anybody when you do something heinous and then attempt to blame something bogus as a way to justify your actions (Job 34:11).
Again it isn’t Gun Control, it’s Self Control and there’s no amount of legislation that can facilitate a change in one’s character. You can punish a lack of it, but you can’t dispense a replacement for it.