Look no further than London, England, where civilian firearm ownership is de facto banned. Heck, their dear leader had good common sense to ban not only firearms, but sharp, pointy objects as well. Sorry, you just can't argue the good results, right? Through March of 2018: The murder rate is up 44 percent over the last twelve months Violent crime is up 33% over the preceding twelve months Home robbery is also up, by a third Rape is up 18 percent Guess those 100lb English ladies are finding the notion of fighting off a 250lb rapist with their fists to be a bit of a sticky wicket??? But hey, but at least there's no gun or knife crime, right? Knife crime up 21 percent Shootings up 23 percent from the previous year More Hmm... Well, we all know the only reason London sees this crime is because of all the lax gun laws in nearly Indiana... Oh, wait. Crap. Never mind.