Preliminary FBI Crime Data for 2009.
This link is to an article that discusses the numbers from the recently released FBI 2009 Crime Data. There are some graphs and charts. The main points discussed are the increasing sales of firearms with a decreasing rate of violent crime. It also points out that the AWB expired in 2004, yet crime rates continued to go down and did not increase as the anti gun politicians and gun control advocacy groups warned us would happen.
I'm not saying that this data gives us a definite causality between increasing gun ownership and decreasing gun related crime. However, it's nice to see the argument taken away that "more guns will equal more crime". I don't see how they can honestly use that argument in light of this new FBI data.
"If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." Samuel Adams.