That is the mantra of the US National Rifle Association (NRA).
It is a lie.
Death by guns needs two factors: Guns and idiots.
Availability of guns contributes to death by guns.
The US has lots of guns, and lots of gun deaths.
Two events were carried out by toddlers aged two and three.
A 2-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his mother after he reached into her purse at a northern Idaho Wal-Mart and her concealed gun fired.
3-year-old toddler shoots himself dead with mum's handgun
It was the availability of these guns which enabled these two deaths. The NRA will respond that the guns were not adequately protected. But the NRA also argues that every one should be armed and ready to "defend themselves" by firing their guns at terrorists (without hitting bystanders), so they have got to be available instantly.
NRA says these deaths would not happen if everyone was armed. A soldier shot dead three colleagues and injured 16 others at the US Army's Fort Hood base in Texas before killing himself, Not enough guns there then?
The NRA is mad.Insane.
Guns kill people by being available.