Gun control advocates don’t seem to realize how gun control laws primarily prevent law-abiding citizens, not criminals from getting guns. It isn’t just an issue of smuggling guns. It is also a question of being able to produce them, even machine guns. Israel can’t stop domestic terrorists from making their own machine guns.
From The Times of Israel: “The homemade or craft-produced rudimentary automatic weapon has been used in the majority of shooting attacks on Israeli civilians and security personnel. It’s not accurate and it has a limited range, but it’s cheap and more than powerful enough to cause mayhem and death — and it’s nearly impossible to prevent its production. . . .”
Source: John Lott’s Website