Wierd, I was just thinking about this.
From the way I see it, guns are not the problem. The society we live in is at fault. 30 years ago 1 in 2 american households contained a firearm, yet the total number of deaths was FAR lower. I believe that first of all, parents these days are clueless as to what their kids are doing ex: Columbine, Jonesborough, Santee etc... The parents were obviously oblivious as to the problems their kids had, as well as to what they were doing in their spare time.
I get tired of people comparing America to Europe. It just isn't the same society! Here, a kid would never THINK of shooting a classmate for revenge, because they know its just not right, and their parents have tought them so. But times are changing, and so are the youths of today. I guarantee you that in 20-25 years Europe or at least France will not be the same. This is due to a large influx of immigrants, and ever changing demographics. Much like the situations the US was faced with in the early 90s. Kids today are growing up much differently, and without proper parental guidance, things can go wrong quick.
I'm perfectly fine with MattD having 50+ guns in his house, because he obviously doesn't seem the type to go out and shoot people for no reason.
Just my 2 cents
P.S. I currently have a Daisy bb rifle.