Lastly, there is the least defensible of all pro gun arguments -- that the answer to gun violence is for more people to carry guns. Let's not even think what this would mean when two drunks get into an argument in a bar. Just look at the gun homicide rates in those countries with stricter gun laws and a less obsessive gun culture. Canada, France, Spain, Germany, Sweden and Belgium all have gun homicide rates of .3 or less per one hundred thousand population. America's rate is 12 times that -- 3.6. If guns make us safer, why are we measurably so much less safe.