Using statistics from different countries like this really proves nothing other than society in different countries have different values.
I agree completely, and made this point a primary fixture in one of the followup articles.
The Magic Gun Evaporation Fairy
Three Reasons Why Gun Ownership Rates From Other Countries Don’t Matter
Prior to the 1996 law and the gun buy back, the homicide rate in Australia was 6.1 per 1,000,000 — over 4 times the rate you show today.
All modern countries saw a steep drop off in homicide rate since the mid 1990s, including the USA.
The Gun Homicide Epidemic Isn’t
Or, “How lying about reality doesn’t engender cross-cultural cooperation.”
One thing I can agree with you on is that just banning guns won’t change anything, and I can’t see how a gun buy back that would make a difference is viable with the US constitution and the shear number of guns in circulation.
I agree again. This is another point I focused on in the first link above. I do think there are things we can do, though, to fix the problems we do have, if we identify those problems clearly.