Since at least 1965, the false assertion that the United States has the industrialized world’s highest murder rate has been an artifact
of politically motivated Soviet minimization designed to hide the
true homicide rates.
Russian murder increased so drastically that by the early 1990s the Russian rate was three times higher than that of the United States.
Nation Murder Rate Rate of Gun Ownership
Russia 20.54  4,000
Luxembourg 9.01  c. 0
Hungary 2.22  2,000
Finland 1.98  39,000
Sweden 1.87  24,000
Poland 1.79  1,500
France 1.65  30,000
Denmark 1.21  19,000
Greece 1.12  11,000
Switzerland 0.99  16,000
Germany 0.93  30,000
Norway 0.81  36,000
Austria 0.80  17,000
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In the late 1990s, England moved from stringent controls to aThe framers of the US Constitution knew what they were doing when they created the Second Amendment, second only to the first - Freedom of Speech and Religion.
complete ban of all handguns and many types of long guns.
Hundreds of thousands of guns were confiscated from those
owners law‐abiding enough to turn them in to authorities.
Without suggesting this caused violence, the ban’s ineffective‐
ness was such that by the year 2000 violent crime had so in‐
creased that England and Wales had Europe’s highest violent
crime rate, far surpassing even the United States.