I'm against banning guns....when you start letting the government take away your right to bare arms, then you loose your rights as a US citizen (i'm specifically talking about America). Guns are inanement objects - they do not kill- people do. If guns are banned....people will still find ways to kill. In Memphis for instance in the past week people have been attacked with beer bottles, folding chairs, baseball bats, knives, you name it! (on news last night). I 100% support proper gun ownership and responsibility....ALL guns should be locked away in a safe - out of reach or knowledge to the children at all times....i think if a person fails to do so , they should be punished.....when parents are irresponsible gun owners...it makes it easy for the children to get access to them- this is what has been happening. I think that more effort needs to go into weapon education as well as what it means to be a responsible gun/knife owner. I also think that children should never be allowed to play with toy guns- it blurrs the lines and should a real gun be left out by an irresponsible parent...and a child confuse it, the consequences can be tragic if the think it's a toy. As an American citizen, I am happy that I have the right and privledge to be a responsible gun owner. I have been through the proper training, all guns are stored away proper behind a locked up gun safe in a locked and inaccessiable closet (even though I don't have children myself, my family members are over all the time and I would NEVER risk it.). There is a difference between being a responsible gun owner and an irresponsible one- this is what people need to remember. I think that the government should require all people who wish to obtain guns to attend educational classes on them that also cover proper storage of guns and how to keep them out of the hands of children. You can ban any weapon you want to, guns, knives, beer bottles, ...i could go on, but you will never prevent crimes without education.