2. Whether you personally don't like a newspaper doesn't change the facts presented in it.
3. Whether I felt threatened in the UK during my brief visit is totally irrelevant to this discussion and proves nothing. Unless, I was supposed to get mugged in Piccadilly on New Year's or held up at the National Gallery.
4. The point about the US and UK being different cultures is true and it's a point I've made regarding the US and other countries as well. That doesn't mean we can't glean data about the effects, either positive or negative, of gun control within each.