The real issue here is not reducing violent crime. The real issue is the control and eventual banning of firearms. Anti-gun proponents wrongly believe if there are no guns, then there will be no violent crime. This idea will not stop violent criminals from committing violent crimes. They may not use a firearm, but they’ll find an alternative tool.
Witness the increase in knife attacks in the U.K. as an example. This result leads those with basic common sense to understand it’s not the gun that’s the issue; it’s the person using the gun. That is the issue that must be addressed.