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If you make it harder to murder people, less people will be murdered.
You can't escape the bleeding obvious.
Such as the "bleeding obvious" that there are places in the US with very restrictive gun laws and yet which have very high murder rates - by guns.
Or the "bleeding obvious" that although your statement might seem to be generally there is in fact no evidence that the law under discussion will in fact lead to your statement. Actually, as per the previous statement, it is at least somewhat reasonable to suppose that it will have not impact.
We don't have it this often. We have more people died in car crashs after speeding than killed by weapons. However, you can always discuss "Is it the weapon which kills people or the one who shoot the weapon is who kills people". Difficult thing...
However, if you want to kill someone you can do it with a gun... or with your bare hands. Doesn't matter, the other guy is dead anyways.