This has actually stayed rather well on topic, all things considered. Gun rights directly tie into the FBI not doing what it's supposed to, are from the same family of protected rights, and are part of our protection against the government doing such things as this.
Removing a unique identifier from the software to make it work on other phones is probably about as simple a change as it gets. Do you really believe the FBI is going to come back to Apple for every new phone when they can just pay some college kid to reverse engineer the restrictions and get carte blanche? Even if they stick to using it when they're supposed to, why would they not reverse engineer a restriction out of the works after Apple does the hard part of circumventing all their security measures? I wouldn't expect them to stick within their legal restrictions anyway, anyone that does should probably have themselves institutionalized. They are under multiple orders to cease storing the firearms background checks they are statutorily required to dispose of by the next business day, they've still got every last one of them, mine included. When they built the NICS system, Janet Reno, our then Attorney General, told Congress it wasn't even capable of deleting them, because delete functions are really hard for computers apparently. They actually do delete them from the NICS system now, supposedly at least, but not before they store them on interconnected systems across multiple agencies, including the insufficiently maligned ATF, as if that somehow makes it legal. The FBI, and the DOJ in general, have a long, lustrous history of telling the law they're sworn to uphold to go fuck itself whenever they don't like it.
you'll learn how to shoot with a 9mm during your time, yes, but carry does this weapon the commanding stuff
This is reasoning from the Civil War era, not a particularly modern outlook on military armament. According to Wikipedia, they published their personal equipment numbers a few years back. One seventh the number of pistols as rifles, not including the thousands of elite troops who have a standard sidearm that isn't part of those numbers.
sure, but these weapons ultimately have to come from somewhere, so I would venture to say they've been produced by your own industry, sold legally, and then entered the black market.
Or from Europe, which exports like 20% of the arms. The Checks make great pistols, the afformentioned P220 is a SIG Sauer, they make really nice pistols in Switzerland too, very popular here. The US only has around 30% of the arms market, and we're not some tiny island that can reasonably keep them out. Customs stops illegal arms shipments like they stop drug shipments, often, but with little impact on the flow. Most criminals are buying old weapons, a lot of military surplus and old stock around the world ends up on the black market.
perhaps, but your crimerate is still obscenely high in comparison to other countries which restrict firearms more
You just said Switzerland isn't as violent with the same reasoning that explains this, it is intellectual dishonesty to pretend the USA is magically immune to all the factors that make other gun toting societies safe just because your own personal paranoia makes you dislike the idea of your peers being armed. Criminal gangs account for an overwhelming majority of violent crime in the major crime cities, as much as 80%, including murder, fueled by monetary considerations, and primarily are comprised of minorities and illegals, both of which are groups with cultural differences that lead to additional friction in a society. Take them out of the equation, and the US resembles Europe in general. Wait another ten years, and Europe will resemble the US instead, the influx of third world Muslims is going to do the same there as the influx of Hispanics and the destruction of black culture by welfare has done here.
We like to do what we want. And we'll do whatever it takes to keep it that way.
As one of my favorite founder said, give me liberty, or give me death! I'm just not interested in tolerating anything less.