Guns can be mishandled by their owners, which may result in the injury or death of the gun :owner or an unsuspecting, innocent individual. Statistics show that there is a correlation between the laxity of a country's gun laws and its suicide rate. Let’s say that individuals would be less successful in committing suicide if they did not have access to a gun, and that stricter gun control laws will make guns more difficult for individuals to obtain, and then stricter gun control laws would make society safer. So, by the previous logic, stricter gun control laws would result in a safer society.
Others argue less strict gun control laws will make society safer. Since we know that law enforcement personnel are not always able to adequately defend society from hostile forces in a timely or effective manner, we can conclude that a society that has law enforcement as its sole source of defense is not in fact adequately protected. Therefore, other means of defense must be provided to society's