The data shows that the bulk of violent crimes in major cities are perpetrated by small numbers of known criminals. Rather that subjecting those criminals to vigorous prosecution, soft-on-crime prosecutors and politicians would rather blame law-abiding gun owners.
Having failed for decades to induce the voting public to back its draconian and unconstitutional agenda, the American gun-control movement has hit upon a pernicious alternative to persuasion and political argument: Fear.
1975: The NRA Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) was formed. ILA is the lobbying arm of the NRA. ILA is committed to preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.