Polsby makes several good points in his argument on gun control.
One point is that the demand for handguns is not going to change that much.
Why We Should Ban Handguns in the United States, by Nicholas Dixon is an interesting article.
Dixon's thesis is that the number of handguns in the United States is directly proportional to crimes committed involving handguns here in the United States.
Dixon's argument is mostly supported by other countries and their results from stringent handgun laws.
In conclusion, Dixon states that the loss of handguns to law abiding citizens is minimal to the many harmful uses of handguns. Polsby is an effective article showing that a ban on handguns is not needed.
America’s pervasive gun culture stems in part from its colonial history, revolutionary roots, frontier expansion, and the Second Amendment, which states: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Proponents of more gun control laws state that the Second Amendment was intended for militias; that gun violence would be reduced; that gun restrictions have always existed; and that a majority of Americans, including gun owners, support new gun restrictions.
Opponents say that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to own guns; that guns are needed for self-defense from threats ranging from local criminals to foreign invaders; and that gun ownership deters crime rather than causes more crime.
Even if the gun owner had a permit to carry a concealed weapon and would never use it in furtherance of a crime, is it likely that the same can be said for the burglar who steals the gun?
" According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the costs of gun violence can include legal services, medical costs, perpetrator control, policing, incarceration, foster care, private security, lost earnings and time, life insurance, productivity, tourism, and psychological costs (pain and suffering), among others. 20, 2018 Quinnipiac Poll, 97% of American voters and 97% of gun owners support universal background checks.