for ignoring the Middle Class. They focused on the very rich and the very poor. Those two groups got taken care of. The rich got tax breaks, cheap labor and cheap money (super low interest rates, etc) and the poor got the Medicare expansion, extended unemployment and a bit of stimulus. The middle class got fuck all.
Nailed it. The "silent majority" middle class that got stuck paying for it all got off their duffs and went to the polls for a change.
My co-worker, who normally can't be bothered to go vote, got a notice that his ACA health insurance premium went from $300/mo to $1200 - higher than his mortgage payment. This time he voted, guess for who.
Easy - build a mechanical lock into the gun. Many guns have a safety lever that you must turn before you can shoot. The "safety" will now be a key that you insert & turn - then your gun is useable. A lock can be made as sturdy as the rest of the gun, so it won't fail you.
Locks can be picked, but a villain that successfully grabs your gun won't have time for that before you hit him with something.
Smith & Wesson and other manufacturers has been building revolvers with these locks since the 70's. Nobody I know actually uses the locks, nor do I.
Use of a firearm is a last resort - when a villain comes running at you with a knife, your sidearm needs to be ready to shoot right fucking now.
Are you going to have time to fumble for a key and unlock your weapon in the 2 seconds it takes him to cover the distance between you?
Uncertain fortune is thoroughly mastered by the equity of the calculation. - Blaise Pascal