Do you think that the prospect of getting caught and going to jail is a deterrent to violent crime?
To some degree is has to be. I just don’t think that jail time is thought of as such a bad thing and it isn’t. The chances of being executed are slim and everyone knows it.
Certainly punishment doesn’t deter Allahu Akbar knifers.
The gun is the single greatest deterrent to criminals. Criminals really don’t want to get shot.