When Canada imposed much stricter regulations on gun controls, late 1970s, murder rates dropped substantially. There is no reason why this would not happen in neighboring US. Restrictions mean that getting those weapons illegally are also made more difficult too, so ultimately criminals are going to have a harder time getting those weapons in.
The ban of the swords in Japan was in 1877, long ago. You cannot compare what happened a century and a half ago with today. BTW, Japan has much much more stricter gun control laws, and China too (so you cannot blame solely poverty alone for US crimes) and crime in both countries is suprise suprise, way lower than the US. Regarding knives, that is true, but knives are used for a ton of things, and are not really primarily weapons, so these cannot be banned. Same for a number of other household items. Guns have no purpose but to kill.
At the end of things, I am not advocating for a total ban alone. I did suggested much stricter regulations, which are an adequate substitute. What we do not want is for these weapons to fall in the hands of mad men, which they easily do. As someone said to me, you can buy guns by shopping in Sears in the US, not exactly true of course, but just to show how easy is to get a weapon here.
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