Why does this post bring to mind an image of a worm squirming round on a fishing hook...?Since 1982, more people in the US have been killed by lightning strikes than mass shootings.
The 22 deaths in El Paso, whilst tragic, bear no comparison to the 1,247 homicides which occurred literally as stone's throw away in Ciudad Huarez last year (El Paso had 23 in 201.
El Paso homicide rate per 100,000 in 2018: 2.76
Ciudad Juarez homicide rate per 100,000 in 2018: 89
Which is safer; the city in a country with truly draconian firearms laws or the one with a homicide rate lower than that of the borough of Lambeth?