The lady has some very good advice for all of us:
Many gun control advocates know nothing of the history or results of gun control, and have gun control as an anchor for self esteem.
We have to keep putting the facts before them. The old saying that you can lead a horse to water but you cannot make him drink applies to the newspaper editors, TV news directors, and so on. They may not look at the facts, but they know the a data set demonstrating gun control is evil exist.
Let me add a couple of footnotes to this post.
1.) Murder or homicide is the smallest part of violent crime category but is the crime most in the public eye. As a result, homicide rates are not good indicators of the results of gun control on crime. Looking at a coutry’s or other political subdivisions’ violent crime rates is far more reliable; particularly in the case of the UK, which counts murder convictions instead of bodies. There is an extensive discussion at Polite Society, and I will post a link when I can get to a computer.
2.) The latest crime data from the UK puts the violent crime rate at 28 per 1,000 population, or in standard terms, between 2,750 and 2,849 crimes per 100,000 population. Compare that to the U.S. 398 per 100,000 violent crime rate, or the US 2,848 overall crime rate.