Perhaps because it ISN’T ENFORCED.
A loaded gun, a ballistic vest, multiple magazines and 18 rounds of loose ammunition.That’s what police say they discovered inside a vehicle parked in an alley in the 1000 block of Beech Street in St. Paul last Saturday night.The man in the driver’s seat has been arrested four times since September. Each time officers found firearms, say court records, which detail just three of the arrests.Steven Michael Lincoln, 25, a convicted felon from Ham Lake, isn’t allowed to carry guns.
Hasn’t stopped him. Neither has the “Felon in Possession” laws, obviously. He should be spending five years in Club Fed, but I guess actually enforcing the laws on the books would overload the Justice System or something.
I’m reminded, once again, of an Ayn Rand quote:
The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
And then selectively enforces them.
Edited to add further evidence: