Up to 4m guns in UK and police are losing the battle
PUBLISHED September 5, 2005
British criminals could have access to as many as four million illegal firearms, criminal intelligence experts warn.
The criminal possession and use of firearms, a hallmark of urban America, is now a significant threat in Britain, too, says the National Criminal Intelligence Service (NCIS), despite moves to increase penalties for gun crime. Senior police officers admit that more needs to be done in tracking the source of illegal guns flooding Britain in a bid to curb gun-related violence.