You don't need to belong to a militia to own a firearm. That argument had long been settled by the SCOTUS.
Anyone who can read and understand the phrase "well regulated militia" is aware that the previous SCOTUS rulings are standing on very shaky ground.
Unless they want to quite dishonestly pretend that they don't understand the obvious.
If gun dealers in Missouri are illegally selling guns to gangsters from Chicago, then no new laws are needed. Just enforce the laws already on the books and, problem solved.
This is being deliberately obtuse aka dishonest.
The conundrum here is not at all difficult to understand although it is possible to pretend that one doesn't understand it, as you are doing. No laws are being broken in Missouri because they have chosen to make guns freely available in their state. Illinois has no possible way of preventing guns from crossing their thousand mile plus, completely open, border. So, as long as Missouri or other states allow free access to guns in their state, they are also enabling free access to guns elsewhere in the United States, Illinois being the case in point. Thus the citizens of Chicago become victims and have to pay the price for decisions made in Missouri.
The CDC did not report in 2013 or any other year, that Americans "defend of themselves or others between 500,000 and 3 million times every year". Those claims were made by an independent party that extrapolated those conclusions from CDC data in an unscientific manner and without any attempt to understand what the term "defended themselves or others" meant as used by the CDC (if the CDC even used that term). That person has withdrawn the paper that made those claims.https://www.forbes.com/sites/paulhsieh/ ... 8af8b7299a
Your two "sources" are both advocates for your cause of keeping the availability of guns unrestricted and you know that or should know that.
Why don't you cut all the BS and just tell us that you don't give a shit about anybody else as long as you get to pursue your hobby. Or tell us that you believe that you need your gun because someday you might want to start killing cops and National Guard troops if you come to some disagreement with the government.
Or if your reason for wanting to maintain the current carnage is something other than above, then tell us what your actual reasons are. But please cut the bullshit.