Reason magazine has an interesting article on the social science, guns, and guns control. The article does a great job of discussing the problems of studying guns and some of the statistical trickery that happens. I know of a few studies that show that academics, especially sociologists/criminologists, strongly support gun control--if not confiscation. In one study of sociologists, for example, there was almost no variation and in the data I just collected from criminologists, there is almost no variation.
Take a look at the article. It’s worth the read: https://reason.com/archives/2016/01/05/you-know-less-than-you-think-a
John Paul Wright and Matt DeLisi
Professors of Crime and Criminology