In the UK we don't have guns. We do have escalating knife crime though.
I was in the UK last year and dind't realize I was committing horrible crimes by carrying my usual mace and pocket knife around. Glad some of y'all's liberal pussy-ass cops didn't stop me and pat me down. Otherwise I'd be staying in the UK on death row now. *eek*
How are y'all supposed to defend your lives against a thug with a knife or a gun? With a newspaper? Or a pen? I hear it's mightier than the sword. *shrug*
Be safe out there!