In order to do this we'd have to re-organize our entire system and raise taxes.
There was a time when all of this didn't occur to me, when I thought, if Western Europeans don't have guns why wouldn't it work for us, but I now understand on a societal level what kind of changes it would require. It wouldn't be as simple as taking one thing away. That wouldn't be right.
Of course I've never believed in the complete removal of guns, ever, anyway. At one point I just wanted restrictions on handguns, but thought that people should still be able to have shotguns and hunting rifles.