True actually. Stats are wonderful to finagle when trying to make a point like the non-profit you are quoting but Alaska had a grand total of 36 murders in 2011 and Wyoming only 9. Based on their population as a state that is not so bad. Chicago which has roughly the same pop as Wyoming had over 500 murders last year alone and it is one of those liberal "civilized" places you are so keen on. NYC which has more population than both those states had 4 times the murders. Another civilized no gun place.