We have more guns. (Per person!) According to our own government's statistics. Yet we have less violent crime. This is a direct, indisputable DISproof of the idea that "more guns equals more crime".
You're comparing the wrong things. Yes, gun ownership is increasing in the US. Yes, violent crimes are decreasing in the US.
But lets look at how violent crimes are defined in the FBI statistics
In the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, violent crime is composed of four offenses: murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Violent crimes are defined in the UCR Program as those offenses which involve force or threat of force.
My point is that the violent crimes count includes both incidents where firearms were and were not involved.
What is interesting however, is that firearms are increasingly being used in violent crimes.
Dont take my word for it-
Figures for 2013 onwards are not yet available.
I think its correct (as well as common sense) to conclude that making weapons more easily available increased the likelihood it will be used in violent crimes.