There was a story on the local NPR affiliate, KUOW, about how Washington State is going to start prosecuting people who lie on their 4473 form to get a gun.
About damn time.
It’s been a felony to lie on that form for ages. That’s a law that I’m quite sure all gun owners would be happy to get enforced.
The thing is there are tons of laws on the books right now. The problem is that they are seldom enforced–and the people that pay the price are the legal gun owners.
When you have a Chicago lady buying guns to sell to gang members and she gets off with probation, you know you’re not really enforcing laws. If you want to make a real difference in the number of people who get killed in gun violence, enforce the laws we have on the books already.