oh s*** we going to bring this argument up again. The answer is no. I have experienced first hand a gun saving me. I was really young like 3 or 4 in the car with my dad. stuck on a one way street couple of gang bangers one with a baseball bat started knocking on a car in front of us that was able to get away then they turned and looked at us standing in front of the car dad pulled a revolver out of the glove box and set it on the dash board guys ran like hell. same type of thing happened to my friend when some big guy threatened him and told him to give up his keys. Thing is that they save people no way my friend in his 60s would be able to stand up against a guy twice his size and half his age but the gun allowed him to.
hell if you want proof guns arent a main factor of crime look at switzerland guns are very deeply rooted in their society (I think every male is requited to have an assault rifle for militia duty) yet they have one of the lowest crime rates.
also look at washington D.C. has been the murder capital of the world for years even though there has been a ban on hand guns there for years (recently overturned). Look at their number of homicides in the 90s if you get the chance.
"The fat man flies at midnight"