Violent crime overall is down, a lot of that is due to gun laws.
Stand your ground laws and open carry laws result in higher levels of gun violence.
We know gun laws work. One way or the other. All this “we have to do something” is b.s.
The states as laboratories for these laws have been running for years. We see what gun limits in the UK and Canada have done. We know what’s what. When people say “we don’t know” or “we have to do something”, they know or can easily find empirical data on costs and effect on public safety and health.
Nothing is knee jerk about it.