Law enforcement, and our legal system, is entirely reactive, not proactive. There is almost nothing law enforcement can do until a crime has been committed. And that’s the way it should be. Further, there is very little the government can do to prevent gun crime because criminals don’t obey the law. The one person ultimately responsible for your safety is YOU. And if you’re an honest, law-abiding citizen and want to personally do something to protect yourself and reduce gun crime — carry a gun.