In the UK there are under a hundred firearms murders in a year, in the US it is around 12000. Only the most naive would believe that that has absolutely nothing to do with the easy accessibility of firearms. Regardless of what else is done to improve the situation, bringing the US into line with UK gun laws would be a great idea. Still it would take smart thinking to achieve that and I fear that it won't happen in America!
Two seriously wounded in crime-related shooting in Netanya (Haaretz)
from the article: The NRA is America's curse. And the settlements are Israel's NRA