Anyone who doesn't believe in legal gun ownership is a fucking idiot.
Chicago does not allow gun ownership (legal or illegal) and they have the highest murder rate in the US. New York City and Washington D.C. also do not allow gun ownership (legal or illegal) and they have high murder rates.
Taking away the right to own guns does no good. You are only hurting the innocent people who wish to protect themselves by buying guns. If a criminal wants to obtain a gun in order to commit a crime, do you think they care that they are breaking a law by obtaining the gun? Criminals will always have guns whether it is legal or not, by illegalizing gun ownership, you are just taking away the peoples' rights to protect themselves.
Edit: Let's consider this. The overwhelming majority of you are saying you are pro-gun ownership. But also, an overwhelming majority of you say that you're (if eligible) voting for Obama. Not sure if you know this or not, but Obama (if he is re-elected), plans to take away your right to gun ownership.
Edit2: For you dudes who are a little skeptical about a Concealed Weapons Permit, I have worked for the IPS and acquiring a CWP isn't easy. You have to take a 2 hour course, pass a test, prove your gun proficiency, and have a background check.
you really wanna vote just based on gun ownership? and i really dont think hes going to take guns away. with how much money the gun industry makes, theres no way hes gonna change the bill of rights, when no one is really even calling for guns to be outlawed, in this economy.
as for your other arguments, ya guns are outlawed in chicago but i could still walk outside right now and buy one on the street because at this point the industry is so big, and most murders in chicago are committed with guns. but america is saturated with guns, its pointless to talk about outlawing them because they are everywhere.
and i dont really think guns protect people. id be willing to bet that more people are killed every year in accidents involving guns than are saved by legal gun carriers.