Further on Guns

According to the New York Times, “Gun deaths in Britain, while still rare, have risen over the last few years. One reason, British authorities say, is an influx of firearms being smuggled from the United States.


“At least 782 American guns have been discovered by British police since 2017, data obtained by The Times shows. Some of them can be traced to loosely regulated gun fairs in states like Florida.

“‘Weapons that don’t matter in the United States, because America deals in millions, routinely have an enormous impact in the U.K., because of the extraordinary scarcity of handguns,’ one expert said.”

As I noted in my blog post on “The U.S. and Firearms,” the number of gun deaths in a country is driven by the number of firearms in that country.

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