The United States is not as safe because of all our guns... well here are a few links to refute that baloney.
A nation of criminals | Economist.com
BBC NEWS | UK | Violent crime up by 14%
Britain, Australia Top U.S. In Violent Crime
Comparing international trends in recorded violent crime [Fact sheet]
Gun Control's Twisted Outcome: Restricting firearms has helped make England more crime-ridden than the U.S. - Reason Magazine
TFS Magnum: Crime in the UK versus Crime in the US
There that should be enough to get this discussion started...