It’s long been the stereotype that Brits view America as a gun-toting, violent and generally unrefined nation. The caricature could actually be closer to the truth than we think.
A shocking act of violence here recently threw the issue of gun control in Britain versus America into sharp relief.
In a quiet town in the north of England, 12 people were killed in early June when a taxi driver went on a shooting spree. In its wake, the tragedy left a shaken, paralyzed and livid nation.
One person interviewed following the shootings summed up the British point of view: “You hear of these things happening in America, but not here."
Naturally, this brought out the mouthbreathers in comments.