Fact Check: Piers Morgan’s Numbers on U.S. Gun Crime


Of late, CNN’s Piers Morgan has thrown around several interesting figures about gun ownership and gun crime. He claims that the U.S. had 11,000 gun-related homicides in 2011, compared to just 35 in Britain (which outlawed guns about 15 years ago).

So, is there a connection between gun ownership and violent crime? Take a look.