Myth – The UK has the toughest gun laws in the world, therefore its gun violence is negligible.
The reality is gun violence is growing in the UK.
Gun crime across England and Wales has increased by 27% over the last year and in London is 42% higher.
One-in-six of the victims of gun crime in London in the first eight months of this year was aged 17 or under.
The Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Cressida Dick, says tackling violence is her “priority”.
Ed Thomas reports.
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