Mexico is great example of the effectiveness of gun laws and prohibition. Besides the fact that the cartels are armed to the teeth and busy executing whoever they disagree with.you have an emmense police presence and many of its armed members are nearly if not as corrupt as the cartels. Then you just have the average lowlife criminal who is armed and going about business as usual. Who isn't armed? Why it is the law abiding citizen and he/she is at the mercy of any lowlife who decides to invade their home at night, hold them up on the road or just generally abuse them.