Wayne LaPierre, NRA head: Gov’t isn’t prosecuting illegal gun purchases, so why have background checks?

The head of the NRA, Wayne LaPierre, appeared before the Senate hearing considering gun control and declared that the government is already failing to prosecute people who illegally apply to purchase a gun, there would be no point to impose a background check on people that buy guns at gun shows.

I’m just staggered. With that kind of logic we could get rid of all kinds of laws – people still go faster than the speed limit, so why not just abolish the speed limit?