How about a reverse question.......why does anybody think banning guns WILL make this all go away.
Some points......and questions:
Countries that have strict gun laws still have these type crimes.
The government can not stop illegal drugs being smuggled, why do they think a new law taking away legally owned guns, will keep guns out of the hands of a few who want to kill so badly?
Our country banned alcohol and we all know where that went. Do you really think that there would be no illegal gun smuggling?
On a personal note.....and perhaps a point many take serious....The president called, several times, half of all Americans the "enemy".
The government could not control alcohol, can not control drugs, but some think they can control guns, while thinking we all can live in a Utopian society void of nuts, evil, or killings. It happens in all countries. With and without gun laws stricter than our laws already on the books.
Those who want automatic weapons will have them. Even when we had a ban, anybody going to a gun show could find out how to make a single shot into full auto in about 30 seconds and a twenty dollar bill.
Instead of me having to defend my right to keep whatever gun I want, how about the other side proving that by infringing upon my rights, that things would be better? Since we do not own "evil" and mass murder, even though the left thinks we do (and wants you to think so also), show me why you think taking away guns from law abiding citizens turns that into some pipe dream of a false Utopian society, while getting warm fuzzy feelings thinking you are doing something of never having this happen again.
It really does amaze me that some think that this can all be "boxed" in a neat little corner, and corrected by finding an answer by asking "what IS the problem?'. The reason people kill others goes back to the beginning of mankind. And the reason are so many, it is not even possible to answer those questions.