Joe Doakes emails us a link to a post by Clayton Cramer, who compares murder rates in Idaho and western Canada:
For the Canadian provinces:
Yet all those provinces have Canada’s restrictive gun control laws.
Alhough, at least anecdotally, people in Saskatchewan and Alberta were the least obedient to Canada’s gun control laws when they were passed.
But I digress:
Idaho at that point had a shall-issue concealed weapon license law (now, no licenses are required). I can buy a gun without background check or waiting period, either at a licensed dealer or a gun show. Friends own machine guns, completely legally. Idaho is very similar demographically to Saskatechewan, Alberta, and Manitoba. If gun availability or porous borders make , Idaho should be substantially worse than those Canadian provinces, not better. Of course the gun control nuts don’t care about murder rates; this is really about cultural disparagement.
And cultural conquest.