Originally Posted by zarrdoss
Yes, but you are 4 times more likely to be a victim of a violent (non gun related) crime. Wait the perpetrators had a revolver, and the citizens had I-phones, nice to see those "strict" gun laws are working out for you. I bet a similar incident like this would never occur in somewhere like Texas.
I'm not going to discuss guns laws any further. This is an exceptional incident and whilst there certainly are guns around in the UK that are owned illegally, to generalise and say that our laws don't work based on a single incident is somewhat disingenuous to say the least.
What about the McKinney homicide? If we want to generalise.
We can all throw around examples of homicide in any country. The fact is that this is an exceptional case and one that I am deeply ashamed of.
An intentional homicide rate of 1.2 per 100,000 as opposed to 4.8 per 100,000 in the UK and US respectively says enough to me.
Reference: United Nations office on Drugs and Crime. (2012)