Using this same standard, should we ban hospitals?
What about 32,000 deaths from automotive accidents, should we ban cars?
Why are guns a higher priority than motor vehicle fatalities, or medical malpractice fatalities?
Someone could say "Ah ha! But we need cars and hospitals, we don't need guns!"
The argument that we don't need guns is highly debatable, but lets consider for sake of argument something that we don't actually need, cigarettes and alcohol.
Annually around 435,000 people are killed by tobacco related illnesses and 83,000 die from alcohol related causes, should we have prohibition of cigarettes and alcohol?