Gun control laws will do nothing to stem the violence in the low income to no income neighborhoods, specifically, poor minority neighborhoods. Almost, all of the guns are illegally obtained and held. By definition, LAWBREAKERS DO NOT ABIDE BY LAWS. A new law on guns will not suddenly cause lawbreakers to stop breaking laws. You will increase value of guns and make selling of guns, illegally, more lucrative. Juan is correct. The violence does not stem from availability of weapons and will not cease with elimination of weapons. The problem is due to break down of family unit and GOVT continuing the immorality of creating and supporting dependency on the state.