David, let’s compare apples to apples here. First world countries with strict gun control laws such as Canada the U.K., Australia, New Zealand etc have murder rates that are a fraction of yours. Compare two cities of equivalent size, for example Chicago and Toronto. Toronto’s annual murder rate is about a tenth of Chicago’s. Please don’t trot out the misleading statistic about Chicago’s strict gun laws. The surrounding jurisdictions have looser laws and of course there are no border checks in and out of the city.