Gangsters’ girlfriends are pretty seldom prosecuted as straw purchasers, particularly if they have young children. Instead, these criminals are treated as though they are victims of a crime, offered therapy and counseling and various social services. How do we know they are victims? Obviously, the fact that they have committed a crime cries to the very heavens that they have been forced into doing so by their gangster beaux. So, at the precise moment we are treating law-abiding citizens like criminals because they are law-abiding citizens and not criminals, we are treating actual gun-trafficking criminals like victims because they are criminals and not law-abiding citizens.
He also makes some pointy observations about how criminals are hard to find; they don't keep regular hours, they hide phone numbers and are generally uncooperative with the police. Contrasted with FFL's, who have normal business hours, typically publish phone numbers and are very cooperative with police.
I'll have to keep reading this guy ! h/t David