Well, Welcome to the Forum - although I doubt you will be sticking around long. I give it a week. Tops.
But, allow me to retort.
You're obvious lack of the true facts aside, it would appear that you feel all guns are the reason for all gun crime. Therefore, all cars are responsible for all drunk driving accidents, and all pencils cause misspelled words.
The British have banned firearms, and recently they tried banning knives in 11 burroughs around London. Guess what happened? Knife crime went up and gun crime also went up because people that are good, honest, law abiding citizens gave up their weapons and the bad guys didn't. Go figure, that is what makes them criminals in the first place.
Now, let's get into the heart of the matter.
Take an individual who is hell bent on doing harm to other people. Be it for sport, for fun, because they are deranged, or because they have had a bad day and need to make the world feel their pain. This is a person that is GOING to do harm, no matter what.
Allow this person access to a gun free zone like a school ( Virginia Tech ) or a church, or other place without weapons for defense. What will the likely outcome be?
Now, take this same person and shove them through the door of a police station with the same intent. What will the likley outcome be?
What is different?
The police are armed and the people in the school and the church are not. That is the very basic reason your position will not hold water.
If you have a wolf, you don't send a sheep to stop him.
Now, you want to take a look at a few cases were there weren't evil "handguns" that lead people to do damage to others? Here's a few examples for you: And these are from OUTSIDE the United States, were guns are not prominent in society.
1939 Japan: Mutsou Toi killed 30 people using an old military war rifle and a pair of swords.
December 1989 Montreal, Quebec: Marc Lépine killed 14 people
April, 1996 Australia: Martin Bryant killed 35 people in a spree
killing using knives, homemade weapons and an old rifle
April 2002 Erfurt, Germany: Robert Steinhäuser killed 16 people
April 1982 Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea : Woo Bum-Kon killed 57 people. FIFTY SEVEN!
Here's a couple of great ones for people that think you can't kill multiple people with anything less than a firearm:
June 2001 Osaka Prefecture, Japan : Mamoru Takuma killed 8 people with a kitchen knife. A normal, ordinary kitchen knife.
June 1964 Colonge, Germany: Walter Seifert killed 10 people with a flamethrower and medievel lance
August 1982 Darwin, Australia : Douglas Crabbe killed 5 people on a rampage with a Mack Truck.
Recently in Japan a guy rented a truck and mowed down something like 10 people, then got out and started stabbing folks with a kitchen knife. I think 7 of them died. You know what stopped the guy?
A cop showed up, shoved a gun in his face and told him to get down on the ground. You know what he did? Got down on the ground and gave up. Last I heard he was awaiting trial....
Now, imagine if the first person he encountered upon leaving the cab of the truck had a handgun and was prepared to use it.
Recently there were spree killings overseas - a kid went to his old school in Winnenden on March 11th, killed 12 former students and three teachers. Germany has VERY tight gun control laws, and yet this still happened. There were also similar issues in 2002 and 2006 in Germany with the same results. Very strict gun laws, and yet someone bent on doing harm got a weapon and put it to use with evil intentions.
You need to educate yourself
with REAL facts about firearms.
Taking away alcohol in the 20's led to more alcohol being produced and being consumed then in the two years prior to the ban.
All forms of street drugs are illegal, and yet you know full well there are people you encounter every day that use those drugs.
Murder. Rape. Arson. Theft. - All illegal. All of them not allowed by law in thsi country. Yet prisions are full of people who have commited these crimes in spite of laws, spelling out in detail, that this behavior is not allowed.
Why? Because the criminals are not playing by the rules
When will you liberals pull your collective heads out and understand that anyone with a mindset to do something, is going to do it, and it's not the damn tool they use that is to blame?!