Germany has gun control, the US have not. As I lived in both countries and can see the effects, here's some real facts of the consequences of gun control. If you don't like facts, just don't read on. - Gun control will NOT solve the problem of gun massacres. In Germany, we had similar massacres by kids with guns in schools and elsewhere. - Gun control will NOT reduce the crime rate. There's about the same crime rate in Germany and the US. - Gun control will reduce the murder rate. The US have 4 times the homicide rate of Europe. - Gun control will NOT prevent you from getting a gun. You can get guns legally in Germany by being a hunter or joining a gun club, or get them otherwise on the black market. - Gun control will take guns away from the bad guys. That's because they are more expensive and harder to get. Contract killers still use guns in Germany, but burglars or street gangs don't. - Gun control will support more intelligent gun owners. In the US, gun owners shoot themselves with their own guns all the time. This does not happen in Germany. I could personally live with or without gun control, as I consider it not very important. This might be different for the victims. For me, the main advantage of gun control is that you can better fight back in a crime situation. If I confront a burglar in my home in Germany, I can just go after him with a broomstick. In the US, I would certainly not engage in a gunfight with an armed burglar.