I think of it more as the glories of anti gun policies. It's really independent of socialist/democratic/autocratic/communist axis.
This is worth a read...
The success of anti gun policies depends on how many guns are out in the culture, how effective law enforcement is, and theculture.
A few years ago, in response to national outcry, the government of Venezuela took steps to fix this problem.
There was too much death, too much crime. So they imposed strict gun control laws to stop the murderers and thieves.
The end result? Violent crime actually increased. And Caracas is now one of the most dangerous cities in the world.
But across the Andes is another city that used to be one of the most dangerous in the world– Bogota.
Years ago, Bogota led the region in murder. And they imposed their own strict gun control laws trying to clean up the streets.
It worked. Bogota became safer. There was less murder. Less crime. Less violence.
But how could the same policy engineer completely different results in two cities?