Robert Verbruggen has a great article in National Review that gets to a serious problem you will notice in research touted by anti-gun groups and people who really fucking love science. Let me quote:
We shouldnâ€™tÂ care about â€œgun murdersâ€ or â€œmass shootingsâ€; we should care about murders in general and mass killings in general, regardless of how theyâ€™re accomplished.Â (Up to a point itâ€™s essentially tautological to claim that more guns translates to more problems with guns, because a society with no guns by definition cannot have any problems with them.) As Iâ€™ve noted numerous times before, there is no simple, consistent correlation between gun ownership and murder or homicide rates in general, either among developed countries or among U.S. states. More sophisticated studies face a variety of serious methodological obstacles â€” I donâ€™t findÂ any of them that compellingÂ â€” and have reached varying conclusions. The research on mass shootings in particular is in an even more primitive state.
There’s the old quote from Archie Bunker that comes to mind: “Would it make you feel any better, little girl, if they was pushed out of windiz.”