Into each life a little rain must fall. The simple solution would be to just make the gun control laws in California national. They can be inconvenient, but all the background checks, waiting periods, laws about private transfer, dealer regulations are in place. All the criminals in our most violent cities like Oakland, Stockton, L.A. et. al are still well armed but they just buy their guns and ammo on the black market and avoid all those irritating restrictions.