But guns cause murder!
North Dakota experienced only two murders in 2008. Both were stabbings. Not a single firearm murder in the state. Meanwhile, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Ownership has ranked North Dakota 44 out of 50 in gun control.
Update: Similar trend in gun-friendly New Hampshire:
murdersnon-justifiable homicides (10% of all homicides) committed with a gun in the entire state of New Hampshire (population 1.32 million).