Your link states clearly.....
......that the data is inconclusive. It also shows that the numbers, while down, are still shocking:
What percentage of murders are committed by people using guns?
According to the FBI Uniform Crime Statistics, in 2011 firearms were used in 68 percent of the nation's murders, 41 percent of robberies, and 21 percent of aggravated assaults.
How has the rate of firearms-related murder changed in recent years?
In 2011 there were 14,612 murder victims, of which 9,903 were killed by assailants with firearms, according to the FBI Uniform Crime Reports.
The rate of firearms-related murders in 2011 was 3.2 per 100,000 people - a sharp decline from 1993 when the rate of firearms-related murders was 6.6 per 100,000 people.
Even with the decline, there are about as many people shot to death in this country every single day as are shot to death in the UK in an entire year.
Most people understand that even with a change in the law, there are a lot of existing guns out there. You have to grandfather that kind of legislation in because you can't force people to give up something they bought legally, unless the feds are willing to buy them back at full original price. It would take time for the numbers to show the effect of any new legislation.
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