The fact that those cities did a bad job, does not mean that the idea is bad. Having too much dangerous weapons in your society is a bad idea. Sooner or later people who should not get a hold of them, will get hold of them and then he shit hits the fan... And anyway, the bad guys will just get bigger guns...Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York, and every single American city, county, or state where more stringent gun control exists is proof that more stringent gun control not only fails but backfires.I just think some more control would be good.
Increasing the plurality, pervasiveness, or severity of infringements on human rights is not an answer. Reinforcing society's value for human life and self control is.
I agree with you on the last part: human life and self control is very valueable.