The cop says that the problem is the "outside guns coming in".......so basically people are going to get the weapons regardless...and the ones that are doing that are probably not the most law abiding anyway.
Meaning...its not the regular citizen that is acquiring these weapons, its the criminals!
I would have asked this Cop, of the hundreds of murders committed in your jurisdiction, how many were committed by people with previous records vs without? And of those committed by people with previous records, how many had legally obtained the weapon used?
Like he would have answered that!