No Genteel Smugness, Please

Britain feels so absolutely smug that they don’t have much gun violence.

What they do have is acid throwing. It is not new, having begun in Britain in Victorian Times, and it is primarily a Caucasian weapon, with Africans close behind. Asian attacks happen but not with frequency.

One newspaper says the crime happens in Britain 15 times a week, but as one Doctor says, “…it’s not new and it’s not imported.”

But it is a fearful event, not unlike gun violence. It is certainly not some high tower from which American gun violence can sustain genteel British smugness.

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