It would be edifying to identify the particular twist that got this likely misrepresentation going. While a few exceptions exist, and for all we know this might be one, the general proven rule IS that more guns mean less crime towards honest citizens and overall.
Well, that would be the general rule. After all, for each murder in a given year, there are thousands of legal, law-abiding gun owners. Thousands.
Which would tell anyone who was willing to hear it that, as a rule, guns arent made, and arent bought - at least not legally - to commit crimes but to prevent them. A gun is an insurance policy against violence. You buy an insurance policy, you hope you dont need it. And even if one encountered if a miscreant who was armed, he might see no reason to risk picking a fair fight. A fellow could get hurt doing that . . .