You seem to think I've made an anti-gun argument. That's not the case.<quoted text>
What about all those stabbings, and beatings or bludgeonings with various objects, along with fists and feet, automobiles, poisonings, stranglings, forced drownings, hangings, burnings, and medical malpractice, just to name a few?
Where's your outrage over those methods of premature death?
Is it too inconvenient for you to attack the VERY MUCH LARGER CAUSES?
Personally I accept that gun control isn't going to happen in the US.
That said I think there could be some reform, restricting assault weapons and requiring background checks for private gun sales would likley be permissible under the second amendment and could be helpful.
But that's a personal view and not really related to the one I was making in this thread about the hude disparity in homicide levels. I think that's much more likely to be a result of poverty and lack of education. It just so happens that these root causes ocurr somewhere with very easy access to weapons.
Still, I'd tackle the poverty and education issues since it's better to treat the cause than a symptom.