As for the high murder rates in the U.S. . . . Does every murder involve a pistol or rifle? What proportion involving a shooting weapon relates to gang violence or other activity involving criminals? Aside from those factors, where is the largest proportion of deaths as they relate to a shooting weapon, Chicago, Washington D. C., New York? All bastions of gun control. Finally, where does a crazed shooter enact his rampage? In Gun-Free zones such as schools, shopping malls and movie theaters . . . When proposing an arguement for your beliefs, objectively look at both sides of the coin. Otherwise, all you're holding in your hands is a slug.