The results of a recent Harvard study is titled, "Would Banning Firearms Reduce Murder and Suicide? A Review of International and Some Domestic Evidence."
Contrary to conventional wisdom the answer is "no."
And not just no, as in there is no correlation between gun ownership and violent crime, but an emphatic no, showing a negative correlation: as gun ownership increases, murder and suicide decreases.
Norway has the highest rate of gun ownership in Western Europe, yet possesses the lowest murder rate.
In contrast, Holland's murder rate is nearly the worst, despite having the lowest gun ownership rate in Western Europe.
Sweden and Denmark are two more examples of nations with high murder rates but few guns.
Gun control is not about guns - it’s about control.