Gun Control is a red herring used by politicians and alarmists to make people feel better about not being personally accountable for their own lives.
You want to fix crime rates and better society, you look at your drug and alcohol laws, enforcement policies and education. I worked in law enforcement for three years as a dispatcher. I can't think of one single case (barring traffic stops) that didn't involve drugs or alcohol (and traffic stops were roughly 75% drug or alcohol related). Quit blaming guns for crime.