The FBI has released the statistics of how people were killed in the US and by what means.
Handguns are the largest culprit, but rifles are not. To have a real discussion on Gun Control, lets use the facts.
Blunt objects kill more than rifles or shotguns. Should we ban hammers? Of course not.
Before you go off and completely demonize rifles, you must also look at the ways that people kill other people. It is horrible that people do this.
I do believe the citizen and the government have a responsibility to regulate automatic weapons, sales of arms, and ammo.
There are safe ways to store handguns, rifles, and shotguns. Too bad people do not.
Anyway, here is a link. Go to this story and then there is a link to the FBI's website. http://washington.cbslocal.com/2013/01/03/fbi-hammers-clubs-kill-more-people-than-rifles-shotguns/
Just to be clear. I am not saying there shouldn't be certain laws regarding guns. It is difficult to be objective in this discussion, but seeing what causes deaths, we should be able to come up with solutions to help more people than hinder.