THERE ARE OVER 100 COUNTRIES WITH A HIGHER PER CAPITA VIOLENT CRIME RATE THAN THE UNITED STATES AS A DIRECT RESULT OF RESTRICTING OR BANNING GUNS.
Guns are inanimate objects that people give power to. This is the Power of the Brand.
A gun did not suddenly grow legs and walk into the Elementary school. A person did that.
Guns do not move drugs up the interstate from Mexico to the United States.People do that.
People with agendas, people that are on mind altering perscription drugs sold by American companies.
You can make whatever laws you want, if there is a motive, profit, attention or otherwise, determined people are going to find a way to bring a thought into fruition.
Soon, the governments of the world will also try to curb against this happening by charging people with Thought Crime, which is the attempt to convict you of a thought that lead to no action.
Guns or the "gun issue" is merely being used as a scapegoat to further control the population. Advocacy groups focus on the AR-15 style rifle because it looks "scary" or it is "military style", when there are dozens of guns that have a different look or feel that are equally as powerful or have similar capabilities but get little or no press.
On top of that, they use fear to mask the fact that 14 or even 48 people getting killed in a population of 400 million - is an odd - representative of a two time loterry winner being hit by a bus after coming out of the grocery store on a Tuesday in December. There is almost a zero chance that this will happen to you or anyone you know.
While that doesn't change the devastation created in the lives of those who were effected by these events, they will be used as cannon fodder to push an agenda established long before those events occurred. The agenda of disarming the population over time to maintain a monopoly on power of whoever desires to maintain or achieve power. Every tyrranical or corrupt government from China to North Korea, Russia to Nazi Germany has implemented this policy.
Daytraders look for catalysts before they make trades. The why leads to the buy. People who want to restrict gun ownership buy into the idea of enslavement because the "why" is that it will keep them "safe".
It won't. This is why Mexico's homocide rate is double that of the United States for a population half the size. They do not allow private ownership of firearms and the general population has become victims because of it. Now only the police and drug cartels have guns and just like school shooters, they do not care what the rules are.