I guess we could just ban everything, and make the world a better place. I guess we will just be regulated to fist fights. In less we cut our hands off to prevent that as well.
and at that point, use of a samurai sword over a 30-second timeframe would yield the same damage -- only far, far more horrifically so"
There was a rampage once in a grocery store near where I live. I think 3 or so people were killed by a guy with a samurai sword I knew one of them.
Really really sad and goes to show that people will kill with what every they can get their hands on if their heart is set to it. It just that a gun is the most convenient it doesn't mean they can't kill in high numbers with something else. A car is a 1 ton bullet essentially... For crying out loud.