Gun violence (and all violence) has been on the decline for the last couple of decades. So the quick answer is to keep doing what we are doing. Obviously whatever we are doing is working. Can we perfect on that? Maybe, but going in the exact opposite direction isn't going to get us there. Enhancing what we are doing probably will.OK, then smart guys, just what IS the answer to decreasing gun violence????
Give every man, woman and child a semi automatic gun and box of ammo? Armed security gaurds everywhere?
So what have we been doing the last couple of decades that's working? That's anybody's guess. Better and more accurate investigations, more video cameras everywhere, more jails. But if you ask me, I think it's because state by state, more of us are carrying firearms and having laws on our side against the criminals.
Before our Castle Doctrine several years ago, if somebody broke in your house, you had to use any escape to leave your residence before you could use deadly force. If you had no escape and did use your firearm and kill somebody, the police would technically arrest you, and you had to go to court to make your claim of self-defense. In most all cases, that plea was successful, but then you had to worry about liability. You shoot an intruder, it was justified, but the family or surviving subject could still sue you.
That all changed with one signature of legislation. If you have an intruder, you don't have to leave your home. You can optionally decide to kill the SOB. The family could not sue you for anything. Hell, you don't even have to keep your door locked if you don't want to.
A proper deterrent works all the time.