See my above response about gun ownership increasing.<quoted text>
Not exactly something to brag about, the US has the highest rate of gun ownership in the world – by far, it has also the highest rate of homicides among any advanced countries. Even while gun crime has been declining and gun ownership increases.
The lower violent crime rate is proportional with the leniency of gun laws in the US--particularly with more states allowing citizens to carry and use their firearms. While there is no direct study of this, it's pretty coincidental.
Regardless of what happens in other countries, we are on the right path and we don't need Democrats messing with a successful trend. People should not be experiments for political points. If it's not broke, don't fix it. Recreational narcotics have been illegal as long as I've been alive, yet the US has the highest percentage of their people in prison compared to the rest of the industrialized world, and narcotics is the main reason.