Well, whenever you hear some news about gun violence or somebody getting shot, it’s in 80% of all cases the US.
You know? Here in europe, we have to pay quite a bit more taxes, but those taxes are used to allow those people who can’t (or unfortunately don’t want to) work to have a rooftop to live under and a health insurance.
You won’t believe how less violence we have on our streets because of this behaviour.
So: it’s true: simply forbidding guns will only limitly reduce the number of crimes. Big steps in social support for the poor would be needed as well.