Don't knock the man. If you've ever been taught to use a gun properly, you gain a massive sense of pride and responsibility. Hell, I feel good knowing that if the Commies ever come I'll be able to do my part and take at least one of the suckers out before they get me. Ultimately, it isn't the gun that ever kills someone, it is the person holding it. If there weren't guns around, they'd probably use a knife if they really wanted to commit some crime. It is just that a gun is a more cowardly way of offing someone and takes less balls to use to commit crime.