Originally Posted by SiempreTuna
Re the argument that there's no evidence that banning guns saves lives, try the fact the US has a homocide rate several times higher than anywhere else in the developed world.
I know guns don't kill people. They do make it a helluva lot easier for people to kill people, though.
There is evidence that banning guns in the US does not save lives. They've tried handgun bans in Chicago and DC. Had no effect on the murder rate. I think in Chicago the murder rate actually went up. So, the argument that banning guns would save lives doesn't seem to hold water.