guns are just a tool. thousands of people die every year due to drunk driving accidents. but are we boycotting car companies for all these deaths? no.
in america, the right to bear arms is in our constitution. it is unfortunate that we have situations where a lone wolf goes on a killing rampage but that is the price we pay for this freedom.
a lot of us here in america live in rural areas where the nearest police station is 50+ miles away or in cities that have extremely high crime rates. just remember, the police arrive after the crime is committed and the damage has already been done.
merely showing a firearm is sometimes enough to prevent a crime.