It might have something to do with trying to enforce laws on a heavily armed population that have been taught to fear government and authority?
Taught?? Try first hand experience.
I am not willing to place my families safety, and my own solely in the hands of law enforcement. A little over two years ago there was a multiple shooting very near my home. I managed to arrive at my house to let my dogs out, not 10 minutes after the event. Besides being treated like a nuisance when I asked for a BOLO, I observed three separate Sheriffs deputies cruising all over the neighborhood looking for the suspect. They all must have been DAT’s in a previous life because they definitely followed the “Death before Dismount” mindset.
Now in order to find a suspect who is hiding out in a neighborhood, you are going to have to exit your vehicle and search on foot. There are to many places to hole up and avoid detection from passing vehicles.
Since LE was unwilling to do this, I had to clear my backward with a Springfield 1911 and a faithful hound because I was not willing to place the security of my home In the hands of the professionals who were not willing to the job properly.