A complete ban on guns should be enforced in the United States. America has a massive problem with violence and disproportionate statistics regarding murder and violent crime. While the US doesn't have the worse gun crime statistics in the continent, when compared accordingly America’s gun crime seems unparalleled, considering it as a developed nation with such a large economy.
Guns should be banned outright as there are safer and healthier alternatives to any circumstance where guns may be thought to be necessary. Hunting is being legislated against in European countries, such as the UK and Poland, as it looks like it is increasingly falling out of favour, and is generally seen as inhumane. Collecting firearms and the fetishisation of weapons is also an unhealthy personality trait that needs to be dealt with accordingly.
There is no need for any civilised citizen in a modern country to own a firearm. If someone has an overwhelming urge to use a gun, this should be carried out in a controlled, safe environment exclusively, such as a shooting range. There is no need to own a gun and no citizen should ever be allowed to take a gun into a public place as a matter of public safety.
A popular argument against gun control in the US is that guns are not the problem and that mental health care is what is lacking in the United States. However, as the mental health argument alludes to something that is impossible to predict, it mainly serves to disrupt and derail any constructive argument. While there may be some truth to this being an exasperating factor, it is obviously not a simple single root cause, and it doesn’t justify there being a lack of legislation in place to help all individuals in these circumstances. Additionally, this argument only goes to further amplify peoples possible fear of mental health issues, and could increase the negative treatment of those with mental health problems, the more widespread this view becomes.