It seems the larger argument that few people want to talk about is the trillions of dollars corporations (cigarettes, social media, fast food, etc) plow into the science of eroding the customer’s impulse control to increase brand loyalty and profits. All that toxic conditioning has to have a carryover effect onto use of guns to ‘resolve’ issues.
So, I agree that guns, by themselves, do not generally kill people, because they are objects, and it’s pretty self-evident that objects do not have agency. Duh. But just as a pencil enables misspellings (you can’t misspell a spoken word), a gun enables killing people. A car enables drunk driving, as does alcohol. Not that you can’t kill someone without a gun, but the gun makes the process way easier. And unlike a pencil, which can be erased, as astutely pointed out above, and a car, which has numerous safety features, insurance requirements, etc., a gun’s effects are permanent, and it has an on/off switch. Probably. To deny that guns are a problem is to deny reality.