My position on gun control is this:
Trying to reduce crime by reducing the numbers of firearms doesn't work. On t he other hand, the assertion that we need more guns in the hands of the "good guys" in order to discourage the bad guys doesn't really work either.
Therefore, there must be other factors besides gun control that influence murder rates.
Now, our neighbor to the north has a significantly lower murder rate than we do here in the USA. This is not likely due to any restrictive gun laws. The culture of the two countries is at least similar. Therefore, there must be another factor at work.
Could be poverty.
could be the war on drugs.
could be gang activity.
Could be something else, or all of the above.