Aren't you the one that was railing about me comparing apples to oranges? How many of those countries have the same demographics/socio-economic variables as the US? How many have the same per capita single parent households? How many have instituted something as worthless as a War on Drugs which brought with it an entire underbelly of crime? How many of those countries have introduced social programs that have emasculated the males of a particular race? Finally, how many of those countries have in their constitutions means for a citizen (or in their case, subject) to have a legal means of protecting themselves?<quoted text>
I'm looking for those statistics about UK violent crime, but have only come across a very interesting, although very long analysis and argument for banning handguns in the US, in part using the UK experience, and the handgun experiences of Canada, Australia, Sweden, and Israel, one of the most heavily armed democracies, to justify the premise. http://www.saf.org/LawReviews/Dixon2.htm
While these figures are admittedly 20 years old, the premise is that the fewer handguns that there are, the fewer the number of such homicides result, the problem being that in the US, every 4th or 5th person has a handgun, while in the UK, it is less than 1 person in a hundred. Basically, in the US, our rate of handgun homicides is 3000 times the rate per capita than in the UK. In other words 3000 people are killed in the US by handguns for every 1 person killed in the UK. Then again, it could just be a handgun accuracy issue; our handgun owners are 3000 times better shots than the Brits, although I find this hardly more comforting.
Handguns per 100,000
Handgun Homicides per 100,000
United States 56,833,000 
Great Britain 480,000 
Country Handgun Homicides
Rate per 100,000
Great Britain 7
United States 8,915
When you can find those countries with the same variables, bring on the comparisons.
Bottom line is the US doesn't have a gun problem, the US has a crime problem. And enacting laws that only affect the law-abiding is the definition of insanity. Well, almost as insane as making the right of self-defense a means tested right vis-a-vis the demonizing of "cheap" guns like Saturday Night Specials.