I remember a study of prehistoric graveyards which concluded that life was brutal based on the number of split and badly damaged skulls, obviously caused by blunt trauma. The study estimated that the homicide rate per thousand was several hundred times the current US rate. The study covered homicides through time and noted a decline in homicide rates as guns became more common. I think this, in addition to legal arguments, needs to be made. On another level, I can’t understand why gun control people take pride in being helpless and unable to defend themselves and their families. Can anybody explain that?