I appreciate this topic has run for a while and I have had time to think about it. Clearly guns are not good or evil that's down to the user. I do however think that the balance of the planet man vs animal changed enormously with the invention of the gun. The mass slaughter of animals, trophy hunters or whatever I do not think its a good thing. I can appreciate the art of hunting stalking and so on but its just down to numbers. Clearly on the scale of people killing each other it is just one of many tools invented (see cars for instance, terrorist are showing how well that works). Overall there are many ways to kill each other and chemical warfare or germs etc would be much worse in a nutters hands. I do also think that where generally a few low lifes die society is not exactly stressed about it. So although I voted no to guns, for those intent on killing they would find something else to use anyway so not sure it matters.