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Geting Guns Off The Street

tring to get illegal guns off the street in the united kingdom

1. The level of gun ownership world-wide is directly related to murder and suicide rates and specifically to the level of death by gunfire."

2. The two 1997 Firearms (Amendment) Acts resulted in the prohibition of the vast majority of handguns in Great Britain. As a result of the prohibition and the surrender exercise, more than 162,000 handguns were handed in to local police forces.

3. "Homicide rates tend to be related to firearm ownership levels. Everything else being equal, a reduction in the percentage of households owning firearms should occasion a drop in the homicide rate".