You know how many school shottings we have had in Sweden?
Remove the guns and i promise that the shootings would drop like a f*ucking nuclear bomb.
Sweden also has about 3% the amount of people that the U.S. has, is a fraction of the size, has a completely different culture, and a much less ethnically and financially diverse population. Promising anything with those statistics is silly.
I've always been curious how people think the "great gun purge" would work. The fact of the matter is, it wouldn't. Removing guns from the U.S. is impossible. Period. The guns that would get removed would primarily be legally owned ones. There's such a thing as the black market, and illegal guns would run rampant, mostly supplying violent criminals with firearms while law abiding citizens would either no longer have access to them or have to break the law in order to obtain them (which many would).
A lot of people from outside the U.S. seem to think that our law enforcement are like RoboCops who do a perfect job at protecting our citizens, but that simply isn't the case. Unfortunately in life-or-death situations for a civilian they're often simply too late or make fatal mistakes, and it's happened and happens far too often. Most people would rather not leave their fate up to another person if they can help it.
Truth be told, I think the world would be better off without them, but they're here to stay. We don't live in a bubblegum fantasy world, and our country and many others have them in a pretty hefty supply, and those that do are stuck with them for the foreseeable future.