But what are the real facts?
Anti-gun politicians want you to believe that America is far more violent than other nations. So let’s compare our violent crime rate to England and Wales. The Home Office Statistical Bulletin: Crimes Detected in England and Wales 2011/12, reports that there were 762,515 violent crimes in the past year. The population of England is 53,013,000 and the population of Wales is 3,006,400.