The Daily Mail Looks At Americas Holiday Guns

England’s The Daily Mail has a photo spread on Americas Christmas guns – albeit with a slightly disapproving tone.

Click on over and enjoy the pictures, plucked from social media. And as for the discreetly curled lip:

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The “see text” on homicides reflects the fact the UK counts murders after trial and conviction, instead of the US practice of counting dead bodies. The UK reports some 650 murders; while their cause of death reports suggest 1,600. Considering the 5.8 times difference in population, there is little, if any, difference in the “dead bodies per 100,000 population” numbers.

US data taken from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report for 2013.

UK data is for England and Wales, and is excerpted from the Crime Survey for England and Wales.

You can bet that many a Brit wishes his country would be as crime free as ours.

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3 Responses to The Daily Mail Looks At Americas Holiday Guns

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  2. TRX says:

    My brother lived in England for three years. Someone was usually home, so he wasn’t burglarized, though most of his neighbors were hit at least once. But after having his car windows smashed out three times, he took to leaving the car unlocked so thieves could assure themselves there were no valuables inside without further damage. (he replaced the radio twice, then just left the hole in the dashboard the third time…)

  3. Stranger says:

    A friend of mine used to be a constable for the Metropolitan Police. He was robbed so many times he took a job in Canada. Where, as he says, he can keep a fowling piece against need. Five years on, and I doubt he will ever go back to London.

    S

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