It will increase crime According to FBI statistics 98% of guns used in crimes are obtained illegally. This means that by banning guns you would be reducing 2% of the gun crimes each year. However gun are used for self defense over eight million times in the U.S alone. If you were to ban guns you'd be taking guns out of the 41% of Americans that own them therefore allowing criminals to kill, steal, and and do what ever they would like. Police only show up after the crime has happened. According to the show Penn and Teller gangs love gun control laws because it makes the citizen helpless for them. Gun control laws also increase the black market. The media has interviewed criminals who have specifically not attacked a house because they new they owned a gun. We need to control the criminals not the guns. We needed stricter background checks and waiting periods not gun control. The thought of banning guns is ignorant and stupid. Some of you argue that we should ban semi automatic rifles(fully auto rifle were banned 30 years ago) which is also wrong. How many crimes are committed with a legally obtained semi auto rifle ? Fbi statistics say only .2$. And by banning that .2% doesn't mean they could not commit a crime. They could get it illegally. The simple facts are legal guns save the lives of 400,000 people each year, legal guns kill 200 people a year. What we need to worry about is the black market guns and gangs. Those are the ones killing people not guns.