on a national level, gun policy is shit. some states have it right, though. you’ll find in states— such as those in new england— that have stricter gun laws also have lower gun violence. as well, if you consider things such as “the iron pipeline,” you’ll find that many guns used in gun violence throughout the country, and even in mexico, can be traced to the US south, where gun laws are more lax and firearms are more accessible. guns should not be banned, but yes, there needs to be some major reform on a federal level.