The Obama Administration says it is. Personally, I confess I don't know. I have almost no acquaintance with guns. My instinct tells me that gun control is not the answer; control of criminals is. Yet it certainly seems that those most in favor of controlling guns are the same people least in favor of controlling criminals.
But let's assume that the Obama Administration is correct, and that gun control is the answer. That would not demonstrate, however, that we need more gun control laws. It might more peruasively suggest that we should do a better job of enforcing the ones we have.
But guess what. Under President Obama, gun prosecutions are down by between 25% and 50% from the Bush Administration. This little known fact was discussed today by two of the Senate's brightest members, Jeff Sessions and our friend Ted Cruz.
Powerline has the story.