well, those of us who have followed this issue for the last couple decades know that the anti-gunners will tell any lie, and exploit any situation, to support their goal of disarming their political adversaries.
the fact is that for the last several decades the general crime & homicide rates have decreased significantly, even while gun ownership expands. a recent article argues that the facts and statistics substantiate this observation. http://2ndamendmentinsider.com/why-yes-more-guns-do-equal-less-crime/ .
i wish the authors would cite the underlying source material for their charts. but, the fbi statistics substantiate this, as we have seen, and i am assuming the charts come from the fbi. still in all, it is best to be thorough in all of this, and the sources are public record and should be given.
john jay @ 04.12.2016