Yes, on balance, banning guns would save lives by reducing the number of firearms overall, and the majority of gun deaths are accidental. So, after a number of years, it is possible that banning guns could save lives by drying up production. However, this would be a lengthy decline, and the black market for illegal guns would boom. In the immediate future, we would see an exponential increase in crimes involving guns, with no first line of defense, and police response times being hopelessly high. So it comes down to whether or not you are willing to allow more civilians to be victimized in the hope that overall gun deaths will decline.
Sure it would.
Facts don't lie. And factually speaking, developed countries that have a gun ban have a significantly lower homicide rate, as well as accidental death rates. Guns are used to kill with much more efficiency than any other weapon, so it's kind of a no brainer that if it was harder to kill people, as well as less people being able to own guns, the death rate would drop.
I'm not supporting a ban. But on balance a ban would make murder and certainly mass murder less likely than not banning guns. Most civilized or first world countries that have bans the gun murder rate decreases. Common sense/science shows the more you restrict or punish a behavior the less it occurs. And yes some criminals would still get guns, but there would be less and be much more expensive and if used much easier to prosecute
Only nobody is proposing a total ban.
Common excuse by saying that criminals with still get guns...
Banning guns = more defenseless citizens = higher vulnerability = likelier chance of death
The criminals will still be able to get them. In most cases gun control simply removes guns from law-abiding citizens.
WeII, until you can close down the black market, guns will continue to flow. Now, those previously well-armed citizens have to sit back and watch as their neighbor/family is shot in front of them by a crazed lunatic who bought a Saturday Night Special on the black market.
Totally, because criminals obey laws XD. Seriously, look what banning drugs did.
Blaming guns for murders is like blaming cars for drunk driving.