Actually, they do not want to take up all guns. They just want yours and mine. Look back at NAZI Germany, With just a few machine guns,a few rifles and some barb wire a few NAZIs could control as many as 20,000 Jews in a concentration camp. And anyone ove here that does not think that the regime in power here has the same plans for us are only deluding themselves.
But my point isn’t that handguns are used more or that rifles are used less, the point is that the method of murder doesn’t matter, unless that method increases the rate.
The facts are clear that firearm availability makes murder less common in general, while simultaneously making murders by firearm more likely.
People who desire to kill someone are only deterred by getting caught or getting hurt themselves. Trying to murder people who may have a firearm greatly increases the perps risk of getting hurt or dead.
In a society without firearms, a predator need only identify a weaker victim and then attack them at their leisure. Grabbing a small woman from her car or kicking in the door of an elderly man’s house carries almost no risk, if no one has firearms. And these are the very crimes that skyrocket when citizens are disarmed, like Chicago, D.C., and Australia.
Any idea if the handgun total includes killings by cops?