Source: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2007-04/21/content_856308.htm So we see that in a country with over 4 times as many people, gun crimes are comparatively rare, and especially so if measured on a per capita basis. But if people start buying RPGs in the black market, why not arm ourselves with those RPGs too? Most guns are inferior compared to them! Or what about WMDs? I'm telling you, criminals can't wait to top McVeigh's truck bomb. Who knows what they'll use - anthrax, botulinum, smallpox, sarin, ricin, VX, nukes, etc. So we must have the right to bear WMDs in defense! After all, our right to bear arms is protected by the constitution. For defense's sake! Start thinking beyond "arms" as in "guns" - think flamethrowers, RPGs, WMDs, mines, missiles, and other bombs. But I'd prefer a more peaceful world. Which is why I would stick with China's strict policy, even if it puts me at an incrementally greater risk for some time. Seriously, I'm not that selfish. But I could start building defense bombs if you prefer. If you've been reading Chinese news for some times, you'll know that gun control works if strictly applied. All the murders in China involve few individuals, and because they usually are done with knives and clubs.