I would like to agree with your though to un-invent gun and a world without a single firearm or weaponized explosive of any kind would do wonders, as it would force disturbed individuals to kill in smaller numbers. I must tell you the rate at which i hear and see gun crime on the news in America is quite so unbelievable as in my country Nigeria I can say I do not know of any gun dealer shop let alone people carry guns freely as one of their human rights. True there is gun crime in Nigeria but very minimal as compared to developed countries where anybody can walk into a gun shop and buy a gun as long as the registration and checks required are fulfilled.
Class, I must say this is what civilization and democracy is bringing to us and i keep wondering and thinking that if there is no law that can drastically bring these gun crimes to a stop what is going to become of the world in the nearest future?
It is interesting to see how some countries allow their citizenry to be armed while others don't. I have no wish to harm any human being, but (obligatory disclaimer aside) I would imagine the mentality of a killer is something along the lines of:
Back to your comparison, I pulled the murder rates by country and compared the US and Nigeria. I also pulled the gun laws in Nigeria to compare with the American rights.
Murder rates per 100,000 population:
Nigeria: 17.7 (2004)
USA: 5.9 (Average, 2003-2005)
Nigerian gun rights summary: Civilian gun ownership is not guaranteed by law. Handguns are illegal for civilians to own. Semi-automatic and fully-automatic assault weapons are not legal for civilian ownership.
USA gun rights summary: "...the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." Ownership by civilians is restricted in several cases such as rifles with less than a 16" barrel, shotguns with less than a 18" barrel, select-fire (Fully-automatic) weapons systems and AOW, or "any other weapons" systems such as pen guns, cane guns and systems which completely conceal a firearm during use. Further restrictions at the state level exist concerning other firearm-type/accessory limitations and rights concerning the public open-or-concealed carry.
As we can see in the case of Nigeria vs. the US, if legal gun ownership limitations play a role in frequency of crime, it can be assumed that more legal gun ownership is conducive to less crime. Again, I feel that the problem is not with step 6, but with 1-5. Otherwise, America will see nothing but a spike in knife crime against a defenseless citizenry.
Madison, J. United States Constitution; Amendment II. 25 September 1789. Retrieved fromhttp://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/second_amendment on 16 February 2013.