Seems like this was a good subject on the last PF. I got to thinking about it because of this story: http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/5732349.htm Basically, this is a person with the point of view that all guns should be destroyed. He cites children killing other children, teachers and such, mostly using there parents guns. I was raised around guns. I've never killed anyone, purposelly or accidental. I've never met a person I would want to kill. The key to gun safety is, as with anything, good education. Ok, so the kid used his dad's gun to kill a teacher. He found the key for the gun safe. Did the guns have trigger locks on them? Why was he able to find the safe key? Obviously this particular case was a planned murder, and regardless of the measures taken to secure the guns, the kid had plotted it. I know I could get into anything of my parents. And think about it. Kids are everymore getting smarter younger. I mean, there are kids who can program, race, play piano, you name it, on the level of professional adults. Whats to say a violent criminal isn't going to get started sooner as well? People like this guy, thinking removing guns completly will solve the problems. First of all, how many deaths have there been in situations that he described? I'm sure not near as many as the number of people killed in violent crimes in a month. I'm also sure its not as many as criminals deterred or caught due to the victim possessing a gun. I mean, get rid of guns. Ok. I got a paintball gun, can shoot 450 fps. I can do some mods to it and make it shoot damn near .22 rifle speeds. Now I have a lethal weapon, and fully automatic. You gonna get rid of those as well? Honestly, there should be a class in school on proper gun safety. Just in case parents don't teach it themselves. As to the bad seeds that for some reason or another decide to kill another, well, it probably is due to the reasons the above author notes at the end of the article. Removing guns will do little or nothing to change that fact.