Why don’t well meaning people understand that firearms don’t cause crimes? Criminals commit crimes and they will arm and equip themselves to do so. People kill people and are responsible for the killing.
Do countries with strong gun control laws have lower murder rates?
Britain is a country with stronger gun control laws than the United States, and lower murder rates. But Mexico, Russia and Brazil are also countries with stronger gun control laws than the United States — and their murder rates are much higher than ours. Israel and Switzerland have even higher rates of gun ownership than the United States, and much lower murder rates than ours. So the easy, feel good, reaction is based on nothing but emotional response.
Often not considered also and nearly uniformly unreported are crimes PREVENTED by firearms.
Here are some fascinating Crime comparisons to start with. We understand that people mean well and truly believe that somehow, magically “gun control” will stop crime. All it will do is disarm potential victims. Fix the culture that creates the criminals, don’t disarm free citizens.