You make comparisons with some situtaions , but death created by these incidents is accidental . The were invented to serve a different purpose , not to kill people . Guns were invented for the sole purpose of killing . If something was dangerous and had only one purpose - to kill - then surely this is the justification for banning it ? I mean , I'm sure you support blocking pedophiles and murderers to remove them from society , so why not a gun? Would you be happy that people were allowed to develop nuclear weapons and bombs in their backyards ? I bet the answer is no.
Not so much the weapons ban , because , as you say, is the person who shoots .
We who believe , however , is that its the " gun culture " that needs addressing. That Poeple see it as their right to have a huge arsenal of weapons and see no problem with having them , hunting , shooting cans etc etc. This situation makes it more likely for an unstable person to be able to have a gun , and then use with disastrous consequences.