EXCUSE ME???? How about USSR? England? Canada where the ban and repurchase of guns in the 1960's resulted in an annual increase in violent crime for the next 30+ years? And, of course, the best example of all that not only banned ALL firearms but also any form of ammunition is Mexico. We all know that brought a complete end to any and all gun violence there for decades, don't we? It has been so effective that our attorney general, Eric Holder, felt the need to send over thousands and thousands of free automatic assault weapons.