France has some of the toughest gun control laws on the planet. And yet, their laws suffer the same flaw that gun laws everywhere suffer: Only the law-abiding obey them.
The Al Qaeda-linked terrorist Mohamed Merah was already being watched by French security; and yet, he was still able to buy black market guns. In fact, illegal guns in France outnumber legal firearms by over 2 to 1.
Merah proved what we have known in the US for years: Criminals aren’t stopped by gun laws. Murder is already illegal, so why would a murderer choose to obey a gun law and not the law against murder?
But, the French promise to do what anti-gun liberals here always try to do; pass more ineffective gun laws.