As further evidence that we have the laws to restrict the dangerous transfer of firearms, I present Leland Yee. A vociferous gun control advocate, he has been instrumental in proposals as far reaching as banning detachable magazines and requiring microstamping, the Bradys and Bloomberg could not have a better friend than the State Senator from SF. While preaching the dangers of firearms, however, Mr. Yee was gladly selling his votes, perhaps in support of those very same measures. He was also illegally trafficking automatic weapons and shoulder launched missiles. And now he goes to jail. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-yee-sentence-20160223-story.html. Of course, it's only five years, because even though we have laws, we are loath to enforce them against those who have done so much good for the state in its unique march against national standards. So, somehow, even though the law makes it clear that illegally importing arms is illegal, that automatic (as in actual assault, not "assault") weapons and missiles are very heavily restricted, and we have someone who is familiar with those restrictions, guns will still exist in the US. So, when people call for a national ban, how is that supposed to stop trafficking?