This mess was on my local rag's editorial page this morning. I want to write a rebuttal with the intent on getting it published. Even though many of my letters to the editor DO get published - they never seem to print the ones refuting gun control. But I'd like to give it another try. I could use some quick input from NWF folks to refute specific points with citations, if available. I have also posted this at THR. I can (and have) done plenty of research, but I need to get some facts together quickly before the ink dries on this pack of lies. A little help, please? Anyone have a citation regarding the increase in overall homicides per capita in the UK and Australia after strict gun control measures were initiated? Isn't the OPPOSITE true, in fact? Citation for research that shows the AWB had NO impact on violent crime while in effect? Hasn't this research been refuted by the very researcher that put it out in the first place? Anyone with a link to studies refuting this "fact"? Apparently for this moron, murder victim's deaths are in vain unless they can be used to enact more gun control legislation. How can they characterize surveys conducted by a political group with an agenda as "independent"? He implies that tougher sentencing for drunken driving (a crime) is comparable to further restrictions on gun ownership (not a crime). Note that he does not suggest we further restrict car ownership, or further restrictions on access to alcohol. A far more accurate analogy would be to suggest we need to have tougher sentencing for violent CRIMES committed with firearms. :banghead::banghead: I will try to incorporate your suggestions and links into a rapid response. Although I'm sure we all agree this guy is a moron and/or liar - I need facts to refute this drivel. Thanks for any suggestions and help you can provide.