The National Academies just today announced Data on Firearms and Violence Too Weak to Settle Policy Debates.
The group that produced this work was composed of: The National Institute of Justice, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Joyce Foundation, Annie E. Casey Foundation, and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
Except for the National Institute of Justice and the Annie E. Casey Foundation the other organizations have a long distinguished history of being very anti-gun. I had never heard of the the Annie E. Casey Foundation so I did a little research and found these pages on their web site indicating they are at least midly anti-gun:
Yet when these organizations looked closely they had to conclude:
current research and data on firearms and violent crime are too weak to support strong conclusions about the effects of various measures to prevent and control gun violence
Of course this doesn’t say “More Guns, Less Crime“. It merely says, “We don’t know what the effect of gun availability is on crime.“
If anyone, unless they are a top notch research scientist with unpublished work on this subject, continues to advocate gun control as a solution to reducing violent crime prior to new research coming out they are not only bigots, they are arrogant bigots.