This is the board for you if you wish to discuss or explore conspiracies of any kind, historical or current.
Let's make the punishment for an illegal gun sale equal to a drunk driving conviction. It could cost you as much as $10,00.00 in fines and attorney fees and jail time. An illegal gun sale, side stepping the broker, conviction could cost you the same thing or more. To me just the financial burden would be a considerable deterrent. The number of times you have been arrested for the same crime would dictate the fines and jail time.
On a side note, in this world we are trying treat the symptoms of gun violence and not the root causes.
1 Many young males with no male role models.
2 Gang turf disputes.
3 Drug trafficking.
4 Religious and domestic terrorism.
5 The big one, mental issues.
6 General criminal activity.
7 Domestic violence.
These are just a few causes for gun violence that need to be dealt with more aggressively and like anything else this will not stop someone who is intent on harming another person with any weapon at hand.