Perhaps, but as Abreo has pointed out in other threads, the vast majority of murders arn't pre-meditated, but more spur of the moment things. It is clear therefore, that if people don't have access to guns which they can reach for at the spur of the moment, people would be a lot safer.
It's not that hard to get a hunting license. We had an optional hunter safety class in seventh grade. (I didn't take it.) My sister has had a gun since first grade. So would you make it harder to be able to hunt? That would be culturally disastrous to some areas. If you didn't, though, how exactly would you regulate gun control?