[QUOTE=TheWalrus;1065022426]Not all gun crimes are committed by "criminals".
And in any case, every country has criminals. Yet countries with aggressive gun control laws have fewer gun homicides and homicides in general. Strange how that works.
Your statement above, I know you are not stupid, I feel you are purposely trying to mislead, what you are saying is completely false. You do not compare one country to another to prove that gun control works or not, you compare the SAME country before and after various stages of gun control.
The UK (England and Wales for this scenario) had a murder rate of .8 per 100k in 1910 with virtually no gun control. Over the last 100 years they have administered several different levels of gun control measures that have made it virtually impossible to own a handgun and 100 years later the murder rate is 1.2 per 100k.
People like you do not like to point that out though, again I feel you are partisan at your core and are agenda driven to carry the water for your side, doesn't matter if the facts back it up or not, your supposed to fall into line on that side, and you do.
If you want to get own to brass tacks, governments are much more destructive with weapons than civilians any day. I will trust any of my neighbors more with a new ar15 than in the hands of my government that likes to find countries to invade to keep the MIC happy.
Yep, law abiding gun owners are the enemy here. You will have to trust me a little here, I once saw a study that showed, as a group, licensed gun owners were the most law abiding group of people studied. That study included politicians, policeman, and a few other surprises that I can't remember now, if anyone knows of the study, let me know, because I can't seem to find it now. Yeah, it makes sense, law abiding gun owners are the bad guys...right, no wonder we have no solutions for any of our problems, and we legislate to the highest bidder.