Well? Does banning something reduce or eliminate it's use/abuse? I'm curious because on the one hand we have a great many conservatives who say that banning guns (particularly ones they feel the other side sees as "scary") will have no effect on gun crime. On the other hand we have a great many conservatives who say that banning abortions (particularly ones they see as "scary") will have a great effect on abortions. Now obviously (and I really didn't think I needed to state the obvious, but apparently it is offensive to some to even make this connection) there are pro-gun people who are pro-choice - such as myself - and there are anti-gun people who are anti-abortion as well. But if you look at the broad spectrum of conservatives you see people who hold both views and do not see them as inconsistent. If you do not hold both of these views PLEASE DO NOT BE OFFENDED OR TAKE THIS TO MEAN THAT I THINK ALL GUN OWNERS HAVE CERTAIN MORAL OR RELIGIOUS LEANINGS. Now that we've gotten past the disclaimer, can we have a discussion about whether or not banning things actually works?