While Existing Gun Laws Go Unenforced, More Laws Pile On.
These cities also have some of the nation’s most restrictive gun laws, as well as the most active mayors in championing gun control. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa are all members of the national Mayors Against Illegal Guns campaign.
D.C., which also has tough gun laws, was in the lower half of the list in 2012, coming in at 78th.
My own theory is that those in power are so detached and isolated from real world cause and effect, that they think that simply passing laws fixes real world issues. Apparently monitoring the real world effects doesn’t play much into their legislation anyway, so this is actually pretty consistent with their line of (un)reasoning.