In other words, relaxing the laws is actually working at reducing crime and violence, but gun grabbing fascists are still facing challenges.
Lax federal & state laws? Illinois and Chicago have very strict anti-gun laws which are followed by the vast majority of its residents who follow laws, pay taxes, raise healthy families and go to church to hear the word of God.
What the Chicago & his master the mayor won’t admit is the gun problem is a people problem, too many thugs, mugs, crazies and feral youths who commit deadly violence. Such bad people are lawless - printed laws mean nothing to them.