Now gun crime is rare as rocking horse dropping in most areas of the UK and I'm going to cite a piece of wholly unscientific evidence from my profession as proof. In my twelve years of practice as an occupational therapist I've come across one person that I've treated as a consequence of a bullet wound, a guy out hunting who'd accidentally shot himself in the leg. Contrast this to the experience of a friend who went to work in a hospital in a quiet part of the States who found that dealing with injuries caused in this way was a matter of routine.
So I'm asking the people of America, a country that I know and love to bits, 'Do you really need your liberal gun laws when there is so much tragedy associated with preserving this right?' And to all those parents, who will no longer be tearing their hair out as the season of peace and goodwill gets rather too exciting for the little people, my heart goes out to you.