I’m referring to the original post, that correlated a drop in crime with a rise in gun ownership. Is this the research you’re referring to? Because it’s just a statement of facts and an inferred correlation between the two. There is no obvious causation here because the variables were not controlled. I’m **not **saying that a rise in gun ownership did not cause a drop in crime, I’m just saying that anyone with half an imagination can offer a dozen reasons why gun ownership and crime showed such numbers, without a rise in one variable having had caused a drop in the other.
It may very well be that guns reduce crime, but composing “arguments” or “research” from a simple correlation really hurts your stance.