Re: Bomb Carrying Robots
@Susan, it would be an interesting study if handguns were out of equation. I often wonder how much of that is cultural in nature. I'm also not sure how much of the crime rate actually involves guns. Much of gun crime in US is from cities like Chicago, gangs killing gangs and any poor innocent bystanders in wrong place at wrong time. The other "common" gun crimes here are dosmetic issues, where estranged husband kills wife (and maybe kids) and then kills himself. Whether that would still happen with a knife instead is a good question.
But much of the US is not crime ridden by any means. Where I live I don't even lock my door when I go to work. Most cities, even Chicago, are very safe if you avoid a few problem areas you wouldn't go to anyway.
Like @vnewman said, and I agree, some problems are just unsolvable. I work with guys who own guns and love to go target shooting. No one would ever need to worry about these people, I have no problem with them doing that. By nature, I'm not a fan of government taking away rights because some idiot might ruin their life, so they ban it for everyone. America is big on that. Gambling is perfect example, or smoking weed. The difference with guns is it has an amendment specifically protecting it. Plus it is a HUGE industry, lots of money at risk. Heck, company I work for makes products used to make ammunition. It's grown to be our largest market segment.
Like I said, don't see much changing over here. Stupid, deranged people aren't going to go away either. It's a bad combo.