It’s easy to say that we need greater control over guns. However, if such measures do not work then they are nothing more than feel good measures. In addition, excessive regulation and government control is never a good thing. Lastly, many have written on the view that more guns means less crime. We at Politicoid therefore spent some time evaluating the efficacy of gun control laws within the United States. We utilized data from the Brady Campaign and the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting system. Based on this information, we concluded that there is not enough evidence to suggest that gun control laws are effective.