The last time I looked doctors and cars killed more people than firearms…and the number of people killed by semiautomatic rifles was tiny.
Most, though not all of the gun violence comes from ~5 or 6 of our big cities, which coincidently have the “toughest” gun laws. Taking/restricting any firearms from law abiding citizens doesnt seem to address the problem though that’s what we seem to be getting.
Of course homicide is bad and gun related violence is bad and the question is can something realistically be done to reduce it. Awhile back (a couple of decades I think) Richmond VA ran something called Project Exile to reduce gun violence. It was supported by the NRA. It was wildly successful. It went after those who committed crimes with firearms, focused on enforcing laws already on the books and a number of other techniques. It didn’t follow the politically correct narrative so it didnt get much attention. It also focused on the criminal element/behavior not the firearms which, for some reason, irritated the blue political communities. When Richmond went blue this project stopped.
There are realistic and effective ways of targeting root, contributing and direct causes of gun violence without gutting law abiding citizens and the SECOND Amendment. They have to be tried…I’m not holding my breath.