Gun control in England is not controversial. Check it out for yourself.
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England has one of the lowest rates of gun homicide in the world.
Members of the public may own sporting rifles and shot guns, subject to licensing, but handguns were effectively banned after the Dunblane school massacre in 1996.
So what are American authorities doing wrong? Why is our country one of the worst in the world when it comes to gun homicides?
America's police force is becoming increasingly militarized, the British tradition of unarmed "bobbies-on-the-beat" has endured.
- Officers in England and Wales fired just seven bullets between March 2015 and this March. (Not including accidental shots, shooting out tires, or putting down dangerous or injured animals.)
- During that period, just five people were shot dead by police in England and Wales, according to British charity Inquest, which helps families after police-related deaths.
- Police Scotland — tasked with guarding 5.3 million people in an area the size of Maine — reports only one officer-involved shooting since the national force was created in 2013.
- In London, the Metropolitan Police has fatally shot just 10 people in the past 10 years.