the fewer guns, the more tightly controlled, the fewer opportunities for murder.
Well, yes and no. It can make a difference in a few very limited circumstances, but it's not much of a factor overall.
The number of guns actually has very little bearing on the number of opportunities for murder.
That's simple logic.
Logic based on falsehoods gives erroneous results.
we will continue to push for gun control
A statement so vague as to be meaningless. Gun control means a wide variety of things.
However, it is inevitable that your push will avoid anything that might actually save lives, and will instead merely try to violate people's civil liberties for fun.
It is also inevitable that your push to violate people's civil liberties for fun will be defeated.
no matter what specious virtue signaling arguments you come up with.
Facts and reality are neither specious nor virtue signaling.
The only virtue signaling here is your talk about saving lives when in reality you are only trying to violate people's civil liberties for fun.