Even the most meek and out-of-shape among us is transformed into a lethal force when a gun is in the hand. So in terms of violence in the US resulting in fatalities the rate is much higher than the UK, simply because the easier to use and more deadly the weapon the higher will be the body count. And although the US has the highest rate of gun ownership in the world, it is not the highest in firearms related deaths. That dubious distinction is shared by certain Central American and Caribbean countries. Even so, watching the local TV evening news, I am struck by the notion that the rate of gang-related shootings rivals that of Belfast and Londonderry during the height of the Troubles; minus, of course, the mass casualty bombings.
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