Simon, I love you dude, but it's stupidly easy to smuggle guns into the US. Every example I've seen of gun control "working" has been from countries with either no countries bordering them or one country & and very small border like the UK & Ireland. Unless we build stupid Trump's stupid wall along both borders gun control just won't work.
That isn’t true, but I accept that you think it is. There are countless countries who share borders with better fire arms records than ours. You seem to be implying that all illegal weapons are coming from the southern border. I’ll direct your attention to that border’s actual size. I will also direct your attention the the length and size of the borders aligned to water. I can tell you, because I know smugglers and spend time with them, and because we used to do the same during Prohibition, that the sea is a far easier way to smuggle, because Coast Guard is the least funded agency in the military and their patrols are very regimented.I’d also like to point out that most gun crimes are committed by legal gun owners who were not properly screened, NOT by illegal guns.
And beginning a conversation with “I love you, but I think your idea is rubbish” is a logical fallacy. You can disagree with me without it having anything to do with how you feel about me.
“I agree with you on most things, but” is a better way of beginning, for if your affection for me is based entirely on agreeing with me then perhaps that is a shallow and insular definition of friendship?
I’ll leave that distinction to you