More than 60,000 times per month guns are used in the United States for personal protection or to prevent crimes.
More than 33,000 people are killed every year in automobile accidents yet we would never consider banning automobiles.
Just over 12,000 homocides are commited with the use of a gun in the US each year, approximately one third that of vehicle related deaths. 40% of homicides are committed with the use of something other than a firearm.
Guns aren't the problem. Criminals and irresponsible people are the problem.