All guns should be banned
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Jamaica’s homicide rate in 1973, before the gun ban, was 11.5 per 100 000. In 1977, three years after the ban was enacted, murder rates nearly doubled to 19.5. By 1980 the homicide rate had nearly quadrupled to 41.7, and peaked at 59.0 per 100 000 people in 2007. In summary, after having banned civilian ownership of guns, Jamaica experienced a near-fourfold increase in its homicide rate within a period of only 6 years. And the homicide rate has remained exorbitantly high ever since.
Banning all guns is the most reasonable solution to gun violence because contrary to many gun-control advocates, it isn't possible for a society to determine which people can be trusted with guns.
This argument comes down to a moral decision, is the right to bear arms more important than the right to life? The answer is No.
There are non-lethal forms of self defense that can be used against criminals and guns are not a required to resist a tyrannical government
When I say all guns should be banned I am working with the assumption that all guns are confiscated from everyone, including criminals.
There are effective ways of confiscating all guns
there is no reason to believe that violence from guns won't be eliminated when all guns are removed.
Guns are not necessary for hunting so that is not a good reason not to ban them.