Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. . . the burden of proof rests on the proponents of the more
guns equal more death and fewer guns equal less death mantra,
especially since they argue public policy ought to be based on that
mantra. To bear that burden would at the very least require
showing that a large number of nations with more guns have more death
and that nations that have imposed stringent gun controls have
achieved substantial reductions in criminal violence (or suicide).
But those correlations are not observed when a large number of
nations are compared across the world.