Statistics suggest that twice as many people die in auto accidents in the U.S. each year than people who are murdered (from all forms; i.e. guns, knives, etc.). Not ALL victims of gun violence die at the hands of some deranged, mentally unbalanced individual. Much of the violence is drug-related or crime-related.
Many politicians regularly try to create new "victims"; bullies, gays, women, lesbians, minorities, the poor, people who are behind on their mortgages, etc. Politicians intentionally try to develop new voting blocks and play to them. Does anyone think that some in these "victim" groups might develop a "get even" attitude?