I've previously published info from the Australian Bureau of Statistics which demonstrated a reduced murder rate after the gun buy-backs in Australia. Here is a recent article on impact of gun buybacks in Australia which confirms the reduction.
Shooters in Australia are becoming politicised and we now have a Shooters and Fishers party in NSW which holds the balance of power. They have negotiated with government that licensed shooters can hunt in national parks, putting at risk the lives of bushwalkers and native animals.
Here is an article about the head of the NSW Game Council,
who was suspended this week for trespass and illegal hunting methods.