We’re constantly told that gun control laws work, that they somehow prevent bad people from doing bad things. At least with guns, if the anti-gunner is trying to be semi-honest.

However, the anti-gunner you encounter on a daily basis does believe this. These folks think gun control works, probably powered by pixie dust or something.

Of course, watch the meltdown when you point out that the state with the most strict gun control had it’s already high homicide rate jump up nearly 18 percent from 2014 to 2016.

California, a state with every gun control imaginable, witnessed an 18 percent rise in firearm homicides from 2014 to 2016.

This rise in firearm homicides comes despite the fact that Democrats, gun control groups, and the establishment media constantly claim that states with the strictest gun controls see lower rates of violence and death.

Despite all the stringent gun controls a bill filed by Assemblyman Marc Levine (CA-D-10) admits California firearm homicides were up between from 2014 to 2016. The bill says, “Although California has the toughest gun laws in the nation, more effort is necessary to curtail gun violence. The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation found that from 2014 to 2016 gun homicides increased 18 percent.” In light of this gun control failure the language of the bill goes on to suggest more gun control.

This despite all the gun laws the state has?

Look, at some point, you have to acknowledge the popular definition of insanity, that it’s the act of doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result. Gun control meets that definition every single time. They keep waiting for it to work, but it never does.

The few wins gun control activists claim to exist aren’t the wins they like to think they are when you delve just a bit deeper.

In California, they continue to disarm people hoping to buck the trend, but their efforts won’t change anything. It’s a simple fact that gun control laws do not deter criminals, but they do impact the law-abiding citizen who wasn’t going to commit a crime in the first place.

Nothing good comes of these laws. England banned guns, and its knife crime rate skyrocketed. It got so bad that London enacted a knife ban. Not that it’s done any better, mind you, but there you go.

Weapons are nothing but tools, and we’re a tool-using species. However, even if you can somehow deny the bad people their preferred tool, England has shown us that they’ll pick another one. Meanwhile, the innocent, law-abiding guy or gal on the streets is now left defenseless because they lack the means to respond to a violent attack.

Anti-gunners are the ones throwing around the term “common sense” like they understand what it means.

Let me make it clear: gun control doesn’t work. The data from California proves it. You cannot force people to be good by taking guns away from the people who follow the blasted laws in the first place.

You can give a decent, good-natured man a rocket launcher and he’ll not hurt a soul with it. A violent felon, on the other hand, will murder with a rock or even his bare hands.

That’s just a fact of life, and California would do well to learn it.