I'm tired of people using the argument that without guns, people can still kill with knives and whatever, or "Oh, we can make a bomb out of supermarket products....let's just ban those then!" and therefore, no law banning guns should be introduced. It's ridiculous. Why do you think guns were invented in the first place? Great massacres occurred throughout history without guns or even somewhat modern weapons. People can still commit mass murders without guns. Heck, people can commit mass murders with their bare hands if they know how. But the way some people talk about it, it's like, "Well, murders will take place anyway, and therefore there is no point in trying to make it harder." "We can't do anything...it's just too hard." My gosh, if we had that logic for anything throughout history, who or what would we have to look up to?
That was just a paragraph about the same lazy arguments I hear all the time regarding guns. I am not denouncing pro-gun people's other completely valid worries and reasons, just the overused lazy arguments.
Gun control is more than just banning guns. It's a balance between rules and law, regulations, culture, geography, and many other factors. Yes, Chicago's gun laws don't seem to work. What do you expect? It's a city with miles of accessible, non-patrolled surface area where guns can slip through. Of course it's not going to work. There are ways to fix it of course...just a matter of who actually wants to pursue them. Japan, a country with less than a handful of gun murders a year and some of the strictest gun control in the world, is a small island nation with a culture that places somewhat more trust in the police than other countries. Gun laws help, but geography and culture help more to make these particular laws effective.