The below was an answer I liked from this article. Link http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/public-support-gun-control-decreased/ williamdiamon From the period 1885 - 1901 (before gun-control, when everyone was free to carry as they choose), America's murder rates stayed steady at about 1 person per 100,000. Through the years of 1901 to 1995 (when gun-control became common) rates climbed to as high as 10 murders per 100,000. In 1995 "shall issue" concealed carry spread from Florida. This was brought forth by Marion Hammer, a retired Florida resident who had been a NRA President. It had been enacted in 1987 and after 8 years of compiling data we saw Florida's crime rate dropped faster then other State's rates had. When other States saw the resulting drop in crime and murder rates they adopted it too. Now all States have some form of concealed carry, most are "shall issue". Four are Constitutional carry with more on the way. This spread of Second Amendment freedom has brought the Nation's murder rates to a 100 plus year low of 4.2 per 100,000 people. Not a bad result for 20 years of a policy some said would lead to more bloodshed. Like some are doing, now. The resulting lowering of crime and murder rates across the country is driving a Second Amendment renaissance, leading "gun-control" into the dustbin of history. All history, current data, critical thinking and common sense prove the public's access to guns to be a benefit to society, not a danger. The 20th century was the century of the gun-control experiment. It was a total failure as effective public safety policy. Restricting the law abiding citizen leaves the innocent at a disadvantage when facing the criminal who, by definition doesn't obey law. Therefore you can honestly say that gun-control has never saved a single life, instead, all it can do is terrible harm to our public safety. Gun-control kills.