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What we hear from gun nuts is that we are safer because so many people are running around armed and dangerous. This was not true in 1994, and I doubt that it has changed much. It could be slightly less simply because the population is on average slightly older by a year or two, so there are fewer crimes, which includes crimes with guns. But the fact is, the more people run around with guns, the more people will be shot.
The Swiss arm all the men as members of an actual militia. But if a person is caught with his gun when NOT on a militia-related assignment, that is a felony, and involves big fines and jail time, as well as getting busted in rank.
What is also true is that there are sooo many guns in civilian hands in this country, that no law will ever lower the number of people with guns. We are stuck with way too many people who are incompetent and emotionally unfit to run about armed and dangerous in the same way that we are just stuck with at least 11 million illegal immigrants. The problem will not be solved, ever, unless something REALLY drastic occurs. I cannot even imagine what that might be.
I suppose we might hope to luck off, and when we are in a business that is beijng robbed, an armed gun nut who actually knows how to use a gun is around to disarm the bandits before anyone gets hurt. But that is a bit like hoping to win the PowerBall.