We have regular shootings, you have regular rapes, stabbings, and other forms of cultural enrichment by migrants. Most of the shootings that occur in the US are between blacks and to a lesser extent latinos with whites a distant third. For every 1000 shootings between blacks over a woman, perceived disrespect, stepping on shoes, mad dogging etc. there's 1 mass shooting by some crazy white dude.
Just look at Chicago - the US murder capital. Over 90% of the shootings and homicides are committed by blacks. Whites, despite being a majority, account for around 4-5% on average yearly. For January 2020 out of the some 20 shootings that occurred none included a white victim or assailant. So personally I don't care - they can shoot each other all they want. If it were up to me I'd leave crates full of RPGs, mortars, flamethrowers in the hood for them to speed it up.
You have left out old land of Lincoln 5.8 and your neighbors in Indiana 5.6. Can't be bothered to look up any more.
Both have a high population of black people and hence a high murder rate. It's a fact that despite being only about 13, 14% of the us population, blacks commit the majority of violent crimes including murders.
South Dakota 1.4New Hampshire 1.5Rhode Island 1.5Vermont 1.6
All white states, which high levels of gun ownership I may add. Likely higher even than Illinois and Indiana. Difference is the amount of black vs white people.
Banned people beyond a certain skin tone would be the most effective way to stop murders, rapes, etc. Whether it's the USA, Germanistan, United Kaliphate or any other western country, non-whites commit a disproportionate amount of violent crimes.
Do people need a lethal weapon for self protection? Wouldn't something that fires rubber bullets be enough?
That does next to nothing - leaves a bruise that's it. And if you have a thick jacket it will do even less.
But it is very easy to convert a CS gun into an actual small cal pistol.
Even the United Kaliphate admitted in a report that their "blanket ban" did nothing and that street crime actually increased.