A Harvard Study titled "Would Banning Firearms Reduce Murder and Suicide?" looks at the death toll in Europe for "intentional deaths" then compare them with the U.S. to show that more gun control does not necessarily lead to lower death rates or violent crime.
The murder rate in Russia, where handguns are banned, is 30.6; the rate in the U.S. is 7.8. per 100,000
Norway ; Europe's highest household gun ownership rate (32%), but also its lowest murder rate." And hot chicks too