I agree with that. My question is: So?<quoted text>
My argument is that guns are weapons.
The great majority of them are purchased because they are weapons. They're much more effective for self defense and self preservation than a bag of feathers is. Regulations are in place. There are hundreds (thousands?) of laws in place that deal with firearms whether federal, state or local. Prohibition didn't work with alcohol. It doesn't work with narcotics and it won't work with guns. Prohibition creates a black market and it makes citizens criminals. It never works.