I am a gun owner and have a conceal carry liscense. I obtained every one of my guns lawfully and train regularly in the safe breakdown, safe cleaning, safe carry, safe use, etc. Now, if every human were just like me, then we would have no problems right? Problem is, they're not. I am for re-visiting the rules and regulations, more stringent background checks, (I for one cannot wait to pay even more for the license and background checks) etc
but.... we have current laws that people break for instance, murder itself is against the law, yet people still commit this at an alarming rate with all kinds of implements like cars, knives,pipe bombs, poisons,hands,rope,garrote,water, etc and it's not stopping. My point? Sigh, I guess I'm trying to say is we have been killing one another in various form since the beginning. Yes, guns make it easier and quicker but piling more cost and more rules will not stop the killing. It simply makes it harder for someone like me to obtain legal and affordable firearm ownership. I for one do not want to kill another human even if they were trying to harm me or my Family, I do not want to take a life for any reason.
Guns are not the problem, people's hearts are the problem. I'm not talking about religion either. You don't have to be religious to be friendly and kind.
The Aussie argument is no good for me, simply because of math and the laws of probability. Australia population=24,617,883 USA=326,194,723 (wow, as I was writing this the population for the US rose 6 points) http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/us-population/