Originally Posted by JapanAlex01
I actually agree with you, that people should be able to do whatever they want, as long as they don't harm anyone else. (Technically, you are harming others, when you commit suicide, unless you have no family/friends at all.) But, I think a better way of coming at this argument is: We should be providing more mental health support, whilst also reducing the total number of guns in civilian control. I think you have to be completely batshit insane, to think reducing guns doesn't reduce total gun deaths.
Most of the U.S. doesn't have a problem with violence. The stats you see are largely driven by certain parts of the country, particularly when it comes to violence involving firearms. Guns are used for protection and stop crimes on a daily basis, although I sincerely doubt any publications or news outlets you frequent ever report those instances.
There are at least 100 million firearms in circulation here, and that's on the low end of estimates I've seen. Others say 300 million. Based on that alone, it would be impossible to prevent someone who wants a gun from getting a gun, even if you halted the sale of firearms in the U.S. beginning today. Someone who is willing to commit a murder doesn't care about catching a misdemeanor or felony for gun possession, clearly.
You fundamentally misunderstand people like me who are perfectly fine living in a free society where firearm possession is a guaranteed right, despite any of the perceived risks you associate with that right.