i've been sort of stewing on this today. i know this a bit of a left turn:
i'm not going to argue that guns shouldn't be banned. maybe they should.
but if guns should be banned, shouldn't motor vehicles? don't statistics bear out that vehicles are more dangerous than guns?
what is the argument against this? that cars aren't meant to hurt people? the fact that cars are inherently dangerous is why we have safety features on them. I have a 9-month old boy and let me tell ya, if you haven't had the pleasure of strapping a kid into a seat into another seat then you don't understand that, speaking plainly, kids and cars don't mix. that's why we have to literally bend over backwards to accommodate child safety in modern autos. my nanny is under orders not to drive with my kid.
btw, when i was in college there were no gun murders so far as i know. but during my last year some kid drove his Bimmer 80 mph through a main thoroughfare, killing and irreparably maiming a half dozen people. as it happened there was a mass killing with a gun many years later. what's the difference, really? for every gun death there is more than one vehicular death.
it would be nice to hear from those folks who want to ban guns... what about cars, please?