I was reading the usual articles by both sides in Australia guns made people safer and cut down on crime. That not having guns made people safer. I had taken statistics in college.
When you looked at the numbers for before and after neither side had any right to claim either was right.
As said by Al there is no proof that having them or proof that not having them makes a big difference.
I live in Texas which is a fairly friendly gun state. Down the road from me is Houston which has a lot of crime. I think they are right up there with New York City which has draconian gun laws. Kind of hard explaining that away
All things being equal the Second Amendment pretty much says it for me. I have a right to defend myself or other people from harm. This is the way it has worked here from the beginning.
Have a nice day at the range
NRA Life Member