banning ANYTHING is a failure because it goes against human nature.
all the laws in the world won't ever keep you safe. the only thing that will keep anyone safe is a mutual existence, which is the one thing the capitalist system fears the most, because it renders the billionaire obsolete. the capitalist feeds the statist, and the statist guards the capitalist. the age-old concept of "rule of law," which is presumed to keep people safe and orderly, actually serves primarily to keep these two parties in power. calls for gun bans are but the most recent stroke of the incessant beating that the few lay upon the many.
So remember, when you're feeling very small and insecure,
How amazingly unlikely is your birth,
And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space,
'Cause there's bugger-all down here on Earth.
Loki/Grendel/Gail/Beowulf/Camilla/River/Bathory/Arwen/Lafayette/Deb/Jack Skellington (soon)