As a mental exercise try turning it around and wonder if there is more gun control in states with more organized crime because GC can benefit a criminal organization.
Think about it. Gun control means there is now a black market for guns meaning oportunities for a criminal organization to smuggle and sell guns. It also means regular citizens cannot resist a criminal organization's activities effectively. Gun control laws do not seem to be enforced on criminals that often, yet are used on the law abiding frequently.
It is well known that organized crime has influence over politicians in the areas where they are entrenched. Is it possible that they support if even minimally gun control laws for their own benefit?
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