Commenters cited the United Kingdom as some sort of evidence that gun control doesn’t work. As you may or may not know, the United Kingdom has strict left-wing gun control laws.
The United States has an annual murder rate of 4.2 (per 100,000), vs only 1.2 for the United Kingdom. Pretty big difference. (Source: Wikiepedia )
The difference in the firearm-related death rate is even more stark: 10.2 for the United States vs. 0.25 for the United Kingdom.
So yes, less guns means less people getting killed by guns. This is a huge duh!!!
But what about the rates for other crimes? It may appear that gun control doesn’t prevent other crimes from occurring. (But why should it? The purpose of gun control is to prevent violent gun deaths, not to be a panacea for everything that’s wrong with society.) However it’s important to note the different incarceration rates between the United States and the United Kingdom: 730 per 100,000 vs. only 154 for England and Wales. That’s a huge difference. Because the United States is much stricter at keeping the criminal element behind bars, there is somewhat lower non-gun crime in the United States.