Quote fromEurope has far less murder, and far more gun control.
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Check out the US. All those southern states, with more guns, have higher murder rates.
And out of how many of those are robberies committed with guns? And under your rhetoric of logic, you're saying lax gun laws = more crimes, whilst areas like Glasgow have strict gun laws yet high crime rates surely your idea must be flawed.
Also http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/murder- ... -and-state if you want to make a point include the gun laws for each state, and then compare them to European brothers accounting for population and said laws.