MA’s neighbor Vermont has even fewer gun-related homicides/capita, yet VT has the absolutely lowest level of gun control of any state in the USA. Ponder that fact for a bit using the brand of thinking you’re trying to sell here.
VT and Wyoming are similar in size and identical in their dearth of gun control laws yet their gun-related violent crime rates are quite different. Again, think about that. There are HUGE cultural and socioeconomic differences between two states. On the other hand while VT and Washington, DC are almost identical in size, WDC has among the strictest gun control laws in the US and a far higher level of gun-related violent crime. Back to the HUGE cultural and socioeconomic differences between two.
Try as you might (many already have), no where in the US can you show that an increase in gun control laws have been followed by a decrease in gun-related violent crime rates. Simply put, gun control does not work.
Your comments about “better roads, schools, and sports teams” in this context is offensive.