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.
The statistics surrounding police shootings in the U.K. are startling when compared to the U.S.
- 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.
U.S. law enforcement officials have this year killed 693 people and counting,according to figures compiled by The Guardian.
The U.S. is addicted to guns. Americans love their guns. The National Rifle Association stays busy bribing congressional members to not vote for gun control.
Is it that we're not as civilized as we'd like to think? Let's face it, our society is so violent that no one feels safe anymore. Regardless of how many guns they have.
America has entered an era where chaos reigns in all aspects of our lives. Our politicians are frozen in partisan battles while the country's infrastructure crumbles.
In our world it's shoot first, ask questions later.
So how do those bobbies manage to control crime without guns?
It's simple. Gun control works in England because the people buy into a philosophy much less violent than ours.
Imagine this; the bobbie's prime tool for defusing any situation or conflict is always talking to someone.
Instead of reaching for a gun like our cops, they use a studied approach that seldoms ends in death for either party - cop or criminal.
The sad thing is American cops can't go without guns because the entire country is heavily armed - from criminals to law-abiding citizens.
You can't bring a batton to a gun fight.
In conclusion; American society is no better than a third world country mired in hate and gun violence. Make sure to thank the NRA and the gun and ammo industries...they've effectively reduced us to violent savages.
Time for me to walk on down the road...