It seems to me that only criminals would benefit from the outlaw of firearms. They could and probably would run rampant over law-abiding, defenseless citizens.
There are countless more deaths caused by automobiles and alcohol, especially when combined, than by guns. We’d better outlaw them, too. Where do you think that bill would pass?
There are some old sayings that make perfect sense: “If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns;” “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people;” but my favorite and hardest to refute: “I’d rather have one and not need it, than need one and not have it.”
We’ll never get rid of thugs, but at least we can hold them at bay.