Kimball_Kinnison You're using your daft stats and false premises again. You say 99% of handguns are not used in murders, so don't ban guns. Fine. 99.9% of people are not murderers, so don't ban murder. 99.9% of nuclear weapons are not used, so we don't need proliferation treaties. Most crimes are not murder, so we shouldn't ban crimes. Poisons are controlled substances, but most poisonous material in the world is not used in murders, so everyone should be able to buy as much poison as they like...? Shifting from made up stats to single unwritten testimonials isn't convincing either, considering your stated aim was to argue the facts. The USA is 12th in the world table of firearm related deaths, with 9 firearm related deaths per 100,000 people. My country (the UK) has all but prohibited guns and is 65th on that table, with 0.25 firearm related deaths per 100,000 people. You do not find countries with stricter gun laws than the USA above the USA in the rate of firearm related deaths. I realise that correlation is not the same as causality, but you'd have to be exceptionally stupid or blindly devoted to keeping your guns to fail to see the connection.