Wednesday, August 12, 2009:
In one of the better episodes of the Simpsons, Homer runs to the gun shop and is dismayed to learn about waiting periods. He laments something like, "Aw, but I want to shoot somebody now."
I think it was the same episode in which the local NRA chapter throws him out for doing things like opening beer cans and turning on lights and the television by firing.
I think HB's actually right on this one. Waiting periods don't seem to keep crooks from guns.