I think Jay’s argument is that those arguing for anything approaching a ban on guns don’t account for the fact that so many of the killings will still happen. And I think that’s right.
The knife thing definitely illustrates the problem. I don’t know what kind of person wants to be forced to defend himself and his family in a hand to hand fight that’s “equal.” I don’t want a fair fight against a home invader.
I think anybody who supports gun control would do themselves a tremendous favor to go shoot a gun a few times.