Sorry, Michael, but the Supreme Court -- you may have heard of them -- have ruled that the second amendment recognizes the right of individual citizens to keep and bear arms. This was just five years ago, so you shouldn't have too much trouble using any number of search engines to find the reference.
BTW, the murder rate in the U.S. is, as of 2012, 4.8 per 100,000. Peaceful, gun-free Canada has a murder rate 1.6 per 100,000. Please show me the "thousands of times more gun deaths" in this statistic? Take your own advice, use Google instead of making up statistics.