What. U must be kidding. No equivalency whatsoever in terms of frequency and "we" aren't selling military grade hardware to would be jihadists. And I don't think it even matters if that were valid, that's like saying just because my house is on fire and I haven't called the fire brigade then you won't either when your house is burning.
That was long winded; basically two wrongs.
But I guess that might be a natural reaction to the perceived indictment against the cultural norms of a group that you belong to. It was not intended that way, and I think we would agree that the objective here is to curb the spate of gun crimes, in the UK, the USA or anywhere else for that matter, the question is how.
From a low gun ownership country point of view it seem obvious; get the guns off the streets.