From the New York Times; an editorial on the gun control laws:
"The concealed weapon law has not worked as well as was expected by those of us who commended it. This is a fact too obvious for denial. Criminals are as well armed as ever, in spite of the sterness with which the law has been applied to a few of them. There is the impression among honest men, mistaken but none the less real, that they were wrongly deprived of the means of defending themselves and their property."
That editorial appeared in the New York Times on May 24, 1913, two years after the Sullivan Laws had been passed.
But it could have been written yesterday, more than 100 years later!