You could plot gun laws on a graph that has “severity of punishment” on the y-axis and “how easy it is to break this law accidentally” on the x-axis. And it turns out that what draws all the attention is laws in the top-right. A few examples: Patchwork carry laws, best exemplified by
Necessity is the mother of invention/ingenuity.
Make a better mouse trap - it's human nature to improve a tool - or customize.
How dare us.
God bless all those badly lit shops - burn the midnight oil boys and girls.
ATF likes to scratch the itch from time to time just to make us think they are doing something and that they care. Justifies their salary and COLA.