Australia over the last decade or so has performed an experiment in gun control and the results are in —
In 2002 — five years after enacting its gun ban — the Australian Bureau of Criminology acknowledged there is no correlation between gun control and the use of firearms in violent crime. In fact, the percent of murders committed with a firearm was the highest it had ever been in 2006 (16.3 percent), says the D.C. Examiner.
Even Australia’s Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research acknowledges that the gun ban had no significant impact on the amount of gun-involved crime:
In 2006, assault rose 49.2 percent and robbery 6.2 percent. Sexual assault — Australia’s equivalent term for rape — increased 29.9 percent. Overall, Australia’s violent crime rate rose 42.2 percent.
So remember kids, when people claim we need more gun control laws, they are saying we should have this kind of crime increase.
There is also this data about economic recoveries which demonstrates how much worse the Obama Administration policies have been than the “just leave it alone and it will get better” style of Reagan. The only historical precedent, really, is the Great Depression which (I am sure completely coincidentally) featured the same sort of government intervention to “fix” things. Surely that increased poverty is also a coincidence.