Banning guns will just turn it into an underground black market sort of deal just like liquor (in prohibition) and drugs. Instead of selling drugs on corners it will be drugs and guns.
Getting rid of them will not reduce them drastically. You forget its not very hard to make a gun in a machine shop.
Well this debate is basically pointless anyway its to late to take them, no criminal would EVER give up his gun. It would cost billions taking them.
I would not give mine up, I would hide them in my house and I am a law abiding citizen. Why would criminals?
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature, and has no chance of being free unless made or kept so by the exertions of better men than himself John Stuart Mill