The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
The US has a higher non-gun homicide rate per 100,000 than many countries' total homicide rates, e.g 1999 - 2.15, 2000 - 2.11, 2001 - 3.13, 2002 - 2.00. Using data from the Scottish Executive, England/Wales had an average, 2000-2002, of 1.75/100k for all homicides(17.5 per million). Australia was 1.78, NZ 1.64, Switzerland 1.10, Canada 1.79
It's hard to explain how guns could influence those US numbers, so it must be something else.