But as LeagleEagle 45 notes in the comments:
"But outside of Massachusetts and other progressive pockets, 33 states, including Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont make guns readily available from private dealers without ID or background checks. Not only do these states have remarkably higher firearm fatality rates, but they undermine stricter, more responsible laws in bordering states"
Massachusetts 2010 homicide rate: 3.2 per 100,000
Maine 2010 Homicide rate:1.8 per 100,000
New Hampshire 2010 homicide rate: 1.0 per 100,000
Vermont 2010 homicide rate: 1.1 per 100,000
So again proving that even if John says is true, it just shows that anti-gun advocates don't really care about reducing deaths, just guns.