As long as this huge illegal profit incentive exists, the problem will persist.
Oh, and the other problem, the porous border and the hordes of illegal mexicans crossing it.
There isnt the political will to end Prohibition. The porous border causes political strife.
Does anyone really object to flooding the SW states with FFL auditors? Hows about smiling ATF agents in a booth at every gun show?
presence. The good guys wont be bothered, the bad guys will either stop or get caught.
But its easier to screech for a ban, or screech against enforcing laws.