I can't believe you actually went there! But you did.
A knife is created for what purpose? To maim and kill? Of course, it is only made to maim and kill. - Oh but how do we go about making sure our food is cut into bitesize chunks? Do we shoot the food?
Let's start again.
Guns - made only to kill.
Knives - made to kill and to prepare food. The latter is dependant on the user on how it is used. The former? It's a tool only made to kill!
Since the Dunblane Massacre and gun reform in the UK, gun crime has dropped significantly. Yes, people can still get them illegally - however, you can't just walk down the street and pick up a gun from a local store. You need to go through a lot to get licensed and only use them legally at certain places, such as hunting ranges.
Even BB guns with the little yellow pellets are now banned and all that did was mark my friend for a few days when they were fooling around with one and he proclaimed "Ow ma tit" after saying "Shoot me. Bet it disny hurt"
Look, if something is made to harm another then it is made to harm another. And spare me the bomb attacks from a mob of degenerate people with an ideology slightly worse than JW's. You know, and I know that if JW's were told to kill all worldly people tomorrow, they would do it without question. Deluded people, kill innocent people and some use a tool that was made to kill. Others use a tool that was made to prepare food.
I don't carry a knife on me to feel safe in Scotland. I am safe. Have a look at Iceland's stats on murder.
Here are their gun laws, similar to the UK's laws actually on gun control. Maybe the fact you don't have free healthcare in the USA, therefore you have badly managed mental health, is a factor? And when I say free I do mean paid for in taxes by the citizens like we do here in the UK, and in Norway and in Iceland. Look outside your land, across the pond and find alternatives to what you have now. FYI Norway and Iceland are all lefties!
all automatic and semi-automatic rifles and most handguns are banned for public use in Iceland.
People who hold a gun license can buy semi-automatic shotguns, bolt-action rifles, single-shot rifles and double-barrel rifles to hunt with but all rifles over 8 millimetres in caliber are banned in Iceland, although with a special permit to hunt large animals abroad, such as elephants or African cape buffalos.
It is also possible to obtain a special collector’s license for handguns and sports associations practicing marksmanship can apply for a license to use small indoor 22 caliber handguns as used in the Olympics.
To obtain a gun license people must attend a course and pass a test at the police station. They also have to pass a medical examination where they are specifically asked about their mental health. The gun license is issued by the respective District Commissioner.
UK has a scary number of Stabbing.