…which you have to be in a closer vicinity to do.
Swords and guns are significantly different, for many reasons.
Hokum. The blasted thing was designed to take away lives. That was the very purpose it was first created for.
The thing was called a death stick by populations that had not encountered it before, and for good reason! The thing is a terrible tool of death that only ought to be in the hands of police officers, deployed soldiers, and thoroughly-vetted hunters. Vetted farmers might also have a fair argument to make for carrying them too, if they were thoroughly vetted and lived in areas where dangerous animal tended to prey upon livestock (or something similar)
The same can be said about [fill in the name of nearly any other tool of death in the world].
TNT might destroy a compound that was filled solely with serial killers who were about to murder everyone in a small village. That TNT is still by no means a tool of life.
Tell that to the people who invented them long ago. I’m sure that they would laugh.
Any other uses of a gun are secondary to its original purpose. That’s not debateable, it’s a matter of history.
When compared to other weapons, “pull trigger and target dies” is quite an apt description. Guns are extremely, extremely lethal.