Originally Posted by Dave
What anti-gun people do not understand is banning guns will not solve the problem.
Guns will not just disappear. People who want guns will get them illegally. Just like drugs.
Also, how are you going to go about getting these guns from everyone in the country?
What do you think the repercussions would be?
You will never get rid of all gun crime, but you can pass laws that severely limit people who have access to them. England and Germany have tough gun laws, but there are still some guns that get through the system. However, deaths related to guns is a fraction to that of the US.
"According to a 2007 Harvard Journal of Law study, the German gun death per 100,000 citizens was 0.91 with less than 9% of German households owning guns. The Center for Disease Control, (CDC), projects U.S. gun fatalities at 14.2 per 100,000. In a 2005 Gallup study, 42% of American households claimed to own one or more firearms."