Poverty has NEVER been a cause of crime outside of Les Miserables. In the Depression most of the crime was committed by gangsters or "motor bandits" like Capone or the Parker/Barrow Gang. In 1929 we had zero restrictions on full auto weapons and they were cheap. A Thompson M1927 (Tommy Gun) cost $25 new and aboiut $15 used. Any schoolkid with the cash could order a surplus Vickers .303 caliber machine gun effective to 2,000 yards by MAIL with no questions.
It has NEVER been the guns or poverty it IS values.
Ray from Bloombergia
Soli Deo Gloria!!!