That is the bottom line in the latest annual figures for England and Wales. Things are better not worse - mainly because Labour banned handguns in 1997 - before that there were 358 gun deaths a year in the UK. The latest shooting spree is a statistical anomoly. Cameron is a disgusting liar when he claims youth anarchy - of course he is supported by the faithful Tory press feeding us a daily diet of doom and gloom. The real spin in this country is those who spin against Labour and that is the majority of our media. Don't believe the hype!
Now let's ban imitation weapons that can be converted to fire ammunition. Let's ban less lethal weapons like airguns and we can have an even safer society.
London's homicide rate is a third of New York and we are safer than New Zealand when it comes to gun deaths. This country is predominantly one of the safest places to walk the streets and London is one of the safest cities.