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The opposition's

The opposition's argument is that if there are fewer guns around, there will be fewer to steal. If fewer are stolen, there will be fewer in the hands of criminals. If there are fewer guns in the hands of criminals, there will be less of a chance of said criminals using said guns to harm others.

To help understand the argument, evaluate the situation at extremes. If there were zero guns on earth, there would be zero gun violence. If there were piles of loaded guns sitting on every street corner, there would be more gun violence. Somewhere in between is where we are now and moving in one direction (toward one extreme) or another will have an impact on gun violence.

The gun grabbers want to move toward only professional violence mongers (government officials and other criminals) having all the guns, which is perhaps the worst of all possibilities.