Now "it still seems," not quite as certain as before.<quoted text>
What you're not taking into account is California's overall murder rate.
Murders by firearm are incredibly high, you'd think that the overall murder rate (by any means) would also be high. But it isn't.
The truth is, in 2011, California had a total of 1,792 murders, 1220 of which were done with a firearm. That's about 70% of all murders in CA are done with a gun. WTF? Those numbers are drastically skewed.
And those stats are only murders, not attempted murders, car jackings, robberies, etc.
Also, has anyone tried calculating the importance of the number of gun laws in CA compared to the number of gun laws in LA?
It still seems that strict gun laws only promote more gun violence.