by John R. Lott Jr. and Eli Lehrer
American Enterprise Institute
July 01, 2004
Despite promises to the contrary by gun-control advocates, many nations have found that increasing restrictions on guns--and even banning them outright--actually increases the number of violent crimes committed. The gun-control movement is in trouble internationally. From Britain to Australia to Canada, promises of lower crime rates from gun control have turned into the reality of historic increases in crime. All these experiments were adopted under what gun-control advocates would argue were ideal conditions but the controls correspond with skyrocketing violent crime rates.