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