BBC news has an article about the relative peacefulness of America, “despite” all the guns we have. While the author doesn’t seem to completely get that part of that peacefulness is BECAUSE of the high rate of firearms ownership, it is very interesting to see this look at America from an outside news source (The author, Justin Webb, does say he has been living in the US for six years).
It is a paradox. Along with the guns there is a tranquillity and civility about American life of which most British people can only dream.
Hat tip Arms and the Law