That's a good idea, why DON'T we take a look at UK gun crime? Let's see, in 2002, there were 0.15 gun deaths per 100,000 people. In 2001 in the United States there were 3.98. Or over 25x as many. Doesn't seem to be the same level of problem. Then again, maybe the issue is that the people who own guns in America are more likely to be insane. Such as considering that right akin to freedom of speech.