In the first place and simply judging by the number of shooting incidents in Chicago, stricter gun laws do not work as that city has some of the toughest in the United States!
Why is it then that beyond strict gun laws Chicago also holds the ignominious distinction of having one of, if not the worst, murder rates in the United States!
Because the reality is that the bad guys will ALWAYS get guns and that the only people gun laws stop are the good and honest citizens who want to exercise their rights under the 2nd Amendment!
But what about Islamic extremists committing acts of terrorism? Will stricter gun laws stop them?
Further, what is exceedingly apparent (to all but Obama, Hillary and the rest of the Left of course) is that the majority of those who are committing these heinous acts of terrorism like the mass murder in Orlando, the Boston Marathon bombing, Paris, Brussels, San Bernardino, Fort Hood, etc., do so out of ideology that is so deep and so intense that no laws will EVER stop them.
That's why it is called terrorism and if guns laws do not prevent ordinary street thugs from getting weapons, do the politicians really think the American people are so dumb and so gullible that they will accept the notion that stricter gun laws will keep guns out of the hands of terrorists?
Clearly the politicians most certainly do and unfortunately a great many Americans are!
Compounding the problem is that the term Islamic extremists is, for the sake of political expediency, one that will not roll off of the tongues of our leaders from the left side of the aisle for fear of losing votes.
Instead Americans will be lectured about tolerance when we stand at risk of being blown away simply going to a public venue because we do not believe as the terrorists believe that we should.
For this reason and this reason alone (unless you may believe that more sinister reasons exist (See below)) the national security of a nation and the safety of the American people will be compromised for the foreseeable future so that these Washington and Washington wannabe cowards can retain or assume power!
(More Sinister Reason: 'Manchurian President Yes, No Or Maybe?')
And it gets worse because the actions of an Obama-led Washington is so much more that benign neglect.
Rather, our dear leader in the White House actively seeks to bring Syrian refugees to our shores that cannot be vetted.
What will stop this from happening and allow national security to once again take it's rightful place as the one true priority of the politicians in Washington?
Hopefully it's Republican control of the White House, the House and the Senate.
But with the shit show that is the current 2016 election, all bets are, at least for the time being, off!