I am sure this has already been the subject of a diary. But, if you sometimes live under a rock like I do, you may not have seen it. Gun ownership causes gun deaths.
The linked article, from the liberal bastion Business Insider, below says it all. I will wait here while you read it.
The article graphically makes the point that the more guns per capita, the more deaths by gun per capita.
Clearly, arming a population causes more gun deaths. Duh.
If we apply the NRA's reasoning to other problems:
We would encourage all countries to be nuclear armed.
We would encourage all children to be bullies.
We would encourage widespread gun ownership. Oh wait, that is their absolutely insane solution.