. To compare them is stupid.
your statement is stupid because you looked at the items and not the argument.
For many americans the right to bear arms is as induced as ours with the right to drive cars and many see it as a whole genre having their rights removed based on something you cannot plan or make laws for that will work..crazy people doing crazy things.
You see killing but this side of the pond it's about the rights of the many being removed by the actions of a few
It is a change of mindset and eventually I am sure the gun culture will go away in the states. It is very much a generational thing with less and less people buying arms of the younger generations. it's like motorcycles with less and less youngsters coming along, they just don't like doing anything outside of their bedroom and away from the p.c. so things will change
If however you try and force them and push too hard to fast then I suspect many will over react
If your genuine desire is to see less guns then patience will win through..small steps and I hope the first one is the ban of military type rifles and magazines to civilians