People who say that criminals don't respect gun laws don't understand the basics of how the criminal justice system works. When criminals don't respect the law, society punishes them for breaking it. These people are asking why we even have gun laws in this country if criminals are not going to respect them. Well, murder is illegal, yet murderers don't respect our murder laws, so by their own logic, why not just legalize homicide? Surely throwing away the social contract that separates humans from animals will be a smashing success.