If a total nationwide ban on possession of firearms is supposed to curb gun
crime, then why is it that the English are increasingly the victims of gun-
wielding criminals? Since England passed a comprehensive ban on the private
possession of handguns, the criminal use of firearms has increased almost 40%
in 3 years. As the study by the Center for Defence Studies at King's College
reveals, all that has been accomplished by the British gun ban is the disarming
of people who obey laws.