Freakonomics tackles the “Gun” issue.
Yes, there is a gun issue, although it is diminishing, there are still issues that we need to discuss. Guns aren’t safe, they aren’t meant to be, but a lot of other everyday things are less safe than guns, like swimming pools.
As always, Freakonomics does a good job catering to both arguments (for and against guns). Levitt’s final conclusion? Guns aren’t going anywhere and laws don’t do much to deter illegal use, especially by mentally unstable individuals. He believes that we’d have more success in reducing crime if we figured out why people want to kill and fix that instead of trying to ban a specific tool that’s used to kill with.
Sounds like the logical solution to me.