all the numbers given by you guys are either wrong or half truths the best -
You mean in your humble opinion.
it is totally obvious that higher gun ownership leads to higher murder rates
Not true, not true at all.
When it comes to protection, resisting a crime with a gun is the safest route for victims.
It's associated with lower rates of both victim injury and crime completion than any other victim action.
Criminals are also less likely to burglarize an occupied home due to fear of the homeowner being armed.
In England, where only around four percent of the general population legally own a handgun due to heavy restrictions, 59 percent of homes are occupied when the burglar breaks in, compared to approximately 28 percent in the U.S.
Even if the homeowner in England did own a gun, he or she would have to unlock it from its safe, then unlock another safe where the ammunition is kept, then load the weapon before self defense would be possible.
In 2009, 13 years after the country's handgun ban began, its handgun crime levels had nearly doubled in England.