A couple things:
CDC, in Surveys It Never Bothered Making Public, Provides More Evidence that Plenty of Americans Innocently Defend Themselves with Guns
In the late 1990’s, the CDC did a high-quality survey with this question:
“During the last 12 months, have you confronted another person with a firearm, even if you did not fire it, to protect yourself, your property, or someone else?”
The results indicate an estimated 2.6 *million* defensive gun uses per year. This means in a post-gun-ban era, 2.6 million more successful crimes per year… and quite possibly many more since criminals would know they have a free hand.
Concealed carry license holders in Michigan have a murder rate of 0.43 per 100,000. The murder rate in Japan is 0.42 per 100,000. Wisconsonite CCL holders have a murder rate of 0.19 per 100,000. The overall US average is 5.3 per 100,000. For Australia it’s 1.0per 100,000.
Legally armed Americans (at least in these two states) are as non-murderous as the disarmed Japanese and substantially less murderous than the disarmed Australians. All without having to be enmeshed in a culture built on shame and tentacle porn.