I don't think you understand officer, these crates of fragmentation grenades are my collection
Imagine a criminal attacked you with a grenade, you'd regret not having a grenade of your own to defend yourself!
But in all seriousness, I think it's too late for banning firearms in America. It's clear that countries with bans on firearms have far fewer gun-related deaths or crimes but in America's case it's only going to affect people who would have used them for defence- they've been readily available for too long to just expect them to all disappear.
Not exactly.And in the United States, they mostly just stay home and don't rob people.
Again, in spite of every societal factor suggesting a greater amount of robbery, the United States ultimately sports fewer victims of robbery.
Or if we want to be much more general:
Overall there are fewer victims in the United States. Again, despite sporting a thousand reasons for MORE VICTIMS, we have FEWER VICTIMS.
What is different? The population is armed.
This isn't to say that arming the population is some magic bullet, as solving your underlying issues tends to do the job far better, but it doesn't work like you think it does.
And just to backup dacommie:
We also sport less rape victims by a significant margin. Again, we aren't doing well as a nation. We should statistically have more. AND YET WE HAVE LESS.
America isn't some massive crime riddled nation.