United States: 0.042802 per 1,000 people
United Kingdom: 0.0140633 per 1,000 people
In neither case are we talking about the type of mayhem that most people seem to think of here. And, most of this occurs in high crime, urban areas, where the majority of guns are illegal.
Passing laws only affects law-abiding people. Some of the most violent cities in the country are in places with stricter gun control laws (Camden, New Jersey, for instance).
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Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
I hear about these people going to gun shows and going home with 20 pistols and stuff, but I've yet to see it, and I've been to gun shows in PA and Virginia. I'm sure it happens, but the frequency may be overblown.
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.