Canada, land of strict gun control laws, and multiple stabbings:
It’s almost like gun control laws have no effect whatsoever on crime. It’s funny when people point to Canada and England as models for gun control; in England citizens are effectively prohibited from fighting back, and in Canada they appear to be rendered defenseless for the most part – although still allowed to fight back. Just not with any kind of effective weapon.
I believe that if I’m going to have someone smashing the window of my car with a sword, that I’d much rather be able to fight back and defend myself with an effective weapon. It’s the same pattern time and time again, when the general populace is deprived of the means to defend themselves, people will take advantage of that. The “Risk/Reward” calculation for thugs and violent criminals has very little “Risk” from their intended victims, because they’re 99% sure that no one is armed.