There are two types of laws…pre-emptive laws, and punitive laws (these are opinions…not facts). Pre-emptive laws are to prevent, punitive laws to punish after the fact.
That's a good point. Gun owners support laws that punish the misuse of firearms such as murder or armed robbery.
Malum in se
offenses such as murder are vastly different than malum prohibitum offenses such as possessing a firearm in Illinois without a FOID card.