The incredibly powerful lobby, the NRA, is constantly reminding us, especially when there is yet another senseless murder, that guns don’t kill, people do.
That is true. But it is also true that while alcohol doesn’t drive a car into an accident, people who drive under the influence of alcohol do. We therefore heavily regulate the consumption of alcohol to save lives. But unlike alcohol, which is not specifically designed for driving, guns are made to kill.
Guns and people just don’t mix because while guns don’t kill, people with guns do.