Read more: http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/02/ ... rder-rate/Researcher finds evidence that relaxing gun laws ups murder rate
"As the national murder rate continued to trend downward, Missouri's held steady in the wake of the changes. Webster also said that the age adjusted gun homicide rate in Missouri went up by 25 percent. In eight other states, there were no significant changes in this figure and, in aggregate, the rate in these states went down by 2.2 percent. Changes in murders committed without firearms were not statistically significant."
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