The “thrill kill” shooting death of Australian jogger Chris Lane in Oklahoma has sparked outrage, sadness and confusion. Unsurprisingly, CNN host Piers Morgan used the shooting to push for more gun control.

Foreigners – like Piers Morgan and some Australians who have been questioning the Lane murder – may be confused about America’s gun laws, but that doesn’t mean they’re right. Would more gun control have done anything in this case?

“Absolutely not, no way,” said district attorney Jason Hicks. “These kids were not supposed to have a .22 revolver in the first place.”