Why do people think banning guns helps reduce crime?

Hear me out- Criminals mostly acquire guns illegally, and most guns bought legitimately are not used for crime. If everyone owned a firearm, crime would be reduced, home invasions brought to a near stop. If everyone carried a gun, robberies would almost never happen. If just one person at virginia tech had a gun,... show more Hear me out- Criminals mostly acquire guns illegally, and most guns bought legitimately are not used for crime. If everyone owned a firearm, crime would be reduced, home invasions brought to a near stop. If everyone carried a gun, robberies would almost never happen. If just one person at virginia tech had a gun, it could have ended earlier. If guns are outlawed, the only people who will have them is criminals and cops, and civilians would be helpless.
Update: John N, How would the criminal get "the most expensive gun money could buy" without a job? he'd at least have to play nice untill he saved up enough. Who ever owns the 22 needs a bigger gun ;) By the way, AKs are generally cheap, and inaccurate, and an AK vs a .22 is better than an AK vs an unarmed... show more John N, How would the criminal get "the most expensive gun money could buy" without a job? he'd at least have to play nice untill he saved up enough. Who ever owns the 22 needs a bigger gun ;)
By the way, AKs are generally cheap, and inaccurate, and an AK vs a .22 is better than an AK vs an unarmed person.
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