In the last century, tyrannical governments have slaughtered more than a hundred million people (Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, Communist China, and divers other tinpot dictatorships of all stripes). This dwarfs the numbers of those killed by criminal or negligent use of privately owned arms. It would then make much more sense for the UN to try to disarm the despotic nations of the world (starting with Kofi's homeland)and ENCOURAGE private ownership by responsible citizens. But that would be too reasonable, and we understnad that the brains of most liberals are logic-free zones.
Parenthetically, Bush takes a lot of heat these days, even from conservatives like me who are disappointed with some of his approaches, but we need to remember that he went to the mat to get Bolton sent to the UN. For those who think Bush is no better than the Dems, just think who Gore or Kerry would have there right now. (Shudder)