Originally Posted by Windex
Switzerland has one of the highest gun ownership rates (#3 in the world) and they don't have anywhere near the homicide rate that US has. almost every adult has a rifle and citizens form a militia since they have no standing army. This is/was the intention of the second amendment.
Let's ignore ranking for a moment: the US has twice the per capita gun ownership that Switzerland does. So sure, the US is 1st and Switzerland is 4th but the US is 1st by quite a bit.
Of course, the question is more complicated than either of us has indicated thus far.