” It does not change the fact that people can do bad stuff with legal, or illegal guns if they want, no matter what.”
But for some strange reason they don’t do those things nearly so often in places like England or most of Europe or even across the border in Canada. People must have different natures in most parts of the civilized world. Isn’t that odd?
The possibility of varying levels of violent behavior in first world countries, is something that’s been discussed before on this forum. FWIW, I think Americans are actually more violent then north-west Europeans and Canadians in general. Canada has relatively high gun ownership, but not much gun violence. The reason for this (besides less violent population) might be that Canadians are more conscientious then Americans, and that’s why their gun regulation is effective.
What do you supppose is the reason for that? Canada and the US are similar in their ethnic make-up, immigration, their form of government, standard of living, communications, etc. What would cause one country to be so much more violent than the other? That’s the question to be asked and answered.
“Ethnic” make up is not similar.
USA is far, far more racially/ethnically diverse then Canada. This makes things very different.