Time to start a new battlefield for the gun debate.
The shooting in Newport, Conneticut was tragedy. The number of deaths from this shooting and shootings in other states has led the Democrats to start beating the gun control drums and taking some kind of federal legislative action to tighten regulations. This would be a mistake and I am about to explain to you how it is. My essay on gun control and concealed carry laws will have no distractions. What I am about to bring to you are cold hard facts. Nothing can refute logic.
I am a proponent of concealed carry laws. I have always supported it and I feel the need to defend concealed carry laws (CCW for short) in order to prevent a dramatic blunder from happening. CCW laws have strongly benefited the United States. Speaking the U.S., there are only two places that have completely tried to ban guns (eventually stuck down by the Supreme Court). Those two places were the state of Illinois (and more specifically Chicago) and the District of Columbia. The rest of the nation? Exactly 37 states have or shall issue CCW laws, 4 states have completely unrestricted laws on firearms, and 8 may issue. Why do the overwhelming majority of states allow CCW? This because of the strong evidence that has come that proves more guns means less crime. Why do some strongly liberal states have CCW? Back in the 1970s, guns were usually banned in states, but many states now allow people to carry something that protects themselves, including liberal states. This is purely because of scientific evidence. 
I will first present scientific data that proves more guns means less crime and that gun control is the wrong way to go. All my studies come from scientific organizations which have the best statistics. Political organizations like the United Nations will not be included because they are primarily political, not scientific. Out of 29 academically referred studies, 18 prove that CCW laws benefit the people and reduce crime, 10 showed no effect, and 1 showed that CCW raises crime. The consensus of the studies prove that gun control is ineffective and that CCW laws do reduce crime. If you are for gun control, you are academically incorrect. Not even a Clinton Administration inspired study conducted by 18 academics could conclude gun control works and saves lives. Instead they declared they needed more research (although one of them broke off saying the statistics found that gun control does work in actually creating crime). [2,3,4]
From 1977 to 1997, a study conducted by Dr. John R. Lott found that murder fell by 7.7%, rape fell by 5.3%, aggravated assaults fell by 7.01%, robbery fell by 2.2%, burglary fell by .5%, larcency fell by 3.3%, and auto theft by 7.1%. Another study in 1999 conducted by Dr. Lott showed murder fell by 10% and the other criminals acts fell majorly as well. In 2009, a study done by Dr. Donahue proved that:
"The most conservative estimates show that adopting these so-called "shall issue" or nondiscretionary permit laws reduced murders by 8%, rapes by 5%, aggravated assaults by 7%, and robbery by 3%. To put it another way, if those states which did not have concealed handgun laws in 1992 had adopted them, citizens in those states would have avoided suffering approximately 1,500 murders, 4,200 rapes, over 60,000 aggravated assaults, and 12,000 robberies. Criminals do apparently respond to deterrence."
These are just some of many studies that conclude that CCW laws decrease crime and gun control does not. Police deaths have also declined as a result of CCW laws. My graph above shows overall violent deaths from one of Dr. Lott's studies. [2,4,7]
Now, if you are concerned that CCW carriers cause crimes you would be wrong again:
"Licensees were 5.7 times less likely to be arrested for violent offenses than the general public - 127 per 100,000 population versus 730 per 100,000. Licensees were 14 times less likely to be arrested for nonviolent offenses than the general public - 386 per 100,000 population versus 5,212 per 100,000. Further, the general public is 1.4 times more likely to be arrested for murder than licensees, and no licensee had been arrested for negligent manslaughter." 
So why do we have more violence in the United States from guns? Simple: bigger population. Obviously if your country has a lot more people than another country then there will be more violence and more criminals. The decline in a faithful society that bases it's life off hardwork and pride also has a major effect the increased gun violence.
More guns does mean less crime. All crime rates have fallen and most of the time the criminals are not CCW carriers. CCW laws have also avoided many crimes from being conducted. So everyone, calm down, the best thing to do for yourself is buy a gun to protect yourself. Its the best defense against criminals. They won't know if you carry one or not. Yes, there are deaths and major shootings, there will be deaths and major shootings, but we must prevent more of these from happening. Concealed carry laws do that job. Gun control fails at doing it.