Redarmy11: It is also the the only Western country with a population of violent minorities equal to that of the entire population of many other countries, or barring that, a significant percentage. In fact, there are more blacks in America than there are people in Canada and the population of blacks in America is almost 2/3rds that of the UK's total population. MOreover, whereas they are clear minority at about 14 percent, they make up 75 percent of the prison population. Note: I am not claiming that blacks are somehow genetically predisposed to crime in the above, only that black people commit more crimes than white people in America on average and base this on proven statistics and judicial fact. Nor am I indicting individual blacks of being criminals. This is, of course, so that the "oh my God, you're being racist!" card is not thrown at me over this. So yes, we certainly have problems with other things besides guns. Not to mention an influx of illegal immigration bringing with it crime from another group that has disproportionately committed crimes. But anyway, if we want to stop murders of women, how about we train them so that they are on more equal footing as regards gun proficiency? Or perhaps teach them that it is a positive thing to have a weapon near them and in the house where they can get to it, even if someone were to be in the house attacking them with another. Moreover, do note that it is only 25 percent murder rate in "the immediate family", whereas one simply has to know the other person - a significantly larger category - for the 80 other percent. Indeed, does it not make sense that one would probably know the person who one angered or provoked enough to be murdered by? Most certainly it does to me. But yes, I view any person, regardless of what they do, as more immune to punishment if they are likely to be carrying a weapon that can counter attack the weapon wielded by their would be number, so really, if the numbers tripled, I'd expect that murderers would find themselves on the opposite end of a gun barrel more often than present. Also take into consideration that women are significantly weaker and less prone to violence then males, hence their usual failure to survive a violent encounter with a man.