The UK has very strict gun control yet has the highest VIOLENT CRIME rate in Europe. They experience over 2,000 crimes per 100,000 people. The U.S.? doesn't even make the top ten with less then 400.
While the US may have the highest homicide rate with guns, we also have 2.5 MILLION crimes that are thwarted, every year, by private citizens pulling a gun in self-defense. (POINT BLANK by Dr. Kleck)