Dear Common sense, I hate to be blunt, By you ought to change your name......guns are made for one reason...to kill things....they are not toys...they are weapons and nothing they destroy requires destruction by private citizens. As for the Bloody king of England nonsense..it is time to get into the 20th century...many countries have won and maintained freedom without resorting to the foolishness of the "right to bear arms". I think there are many of us who find that arguement specious and worn out. Guns ought to be banned, plain and simple,,,over four thosand American children were killed by guns last year...that alone should make it clear that a ban is essential..in all countries. And don"t resort to that overworked but illogical statement that guns don"t kill people..people do. As for the discussion about blaming the hammer..it is absurd..however, if the hammer was designed to hit my thumb I would blame it..guns are designed to kill..we should blame them for it.