Supply and demand.
There is a large demand for guns in the U.S. So, what happens when you eliminate the supply and not the demand? Something will always fill the void. The War on Drugs is a great example of why attacking the supply of a resource and not the demand is a poor idea.
Now, should you ban guns, who will fill the demand for guns in the U.S? Well, organized crime of course. The police in areas with high gun demand are already payed off by these organizations (There’s a lot of evidence about this if you want to read about it) so why wouldn’t they just jump with joy at the opportunity?
So now that all of the demand for guns is being fulfilled by organized crime, what happens to organized crime? Organizations grow stronger and spread their influence.
I’m not talking out of my ass here. I’ve got half a century of evidence backing me, and yes, drugs and guns are very similar in the way they need to be handled. You need to decrease the demand for guns. Now how do you do this?
1. Weed out corruption in the police and create a more effective police force.
2. Don’t ban guns right away. Strictly regulate them and require mandatory education on their use.
3. Eliminate organized crime.
4. Help poor areas and decrease the wealth disparity between states.
To make this clear I’m typing it in all caps. BEFORE YOU GET RID OF GUNS, YOU MUST SYSTEMATICALLY ELIMINATE THE DEMAND FOR THEM AND THE SYSTEMS IN PLACE THAT CREATE THAT DEMAND OR YOU MAKE THINGS WORSE.