Well, this speaks to larger societal problems, doesn't it? As the saying goes, "guns don't kill people, people kill people". But, if the "wrong" people don't have access to a firearm, they can't kill anybody with one. Of course, with determination and planning, someone can make a bomb, drive through crowd, hijack an aircraft, etc. However, if there were no guns available, how many people will expend the time, effort and planning to commit their crimes with other methods? There are always knives, but they require someone to get "close and personal". A lot fewer people would be willing and\/or able to commit their attacks in such a manner.\n\nWith such a quantity of weaponry in circulation, any new regulations - or more strict enforcement of current ones - would take generations to have a noticeable effect.\n\nMaybe it's time to address the lack of social mobility.\nPoverty, lack of social mobility, government distrust contribute to U.S. gun violence - UPI.com\n\n\nNot sure mobility has anything to do with it as these poverty stricken areas are overrun with bullies and gangs . What bus these people to malls, let them be mobile where. And govt distrust is just a cop out. It all starts at home, sure a lot of these gangs and really low income housing areas have a large number of drug related crime, but that's not the Govt's fault. As these people somehow have a way to buy drugs. I would say they do venture out and rob others for that money. People want somethings for free, no work which means the parents have NO skill sets, and that goes back to their parents etc.. a continuous circle. All of that just leads to robbery, which at times turns into murder.\n\nFix the hate, you fix the crime. Just to much hate these days. Like in our local paper this morning. "A man has been arrested in the beating death of his roommate last February at a motel near Daytona Beach ".