“After a victory in November on a Washington State ballot measure that will require broader background checks on gun buyers, groups that promote gun regulations have turned away from Washington and they are turning their attention — and their growing wallets — to other states that allow ballot measures.”
Although violent crime has reduced to a great extent in 2014  , compared to other Developed Nations, Violent Crime rate in United States is high .
Gun Control Laws and Drug Trafficking Control would go a long way towards reducing all kinds of crime rates.
- Violent U.S. crime drops again, reaches 1970s level: FBI (Reuters)
- Why 20 year drop in crime is more impressive than it seems (Christian Science Monitor)
“The decline is occurring at the same time as two factors long believed to lead to an increase in crime: The US prison population is dropping and the number of young adults has risen.”