We live in a time where firearms are more common than ever before. Twelve billion bullets are produced each year – almost two bullets per person. At the same time, only six of the world's 15 leading arms manufacturers had signed and ratified the UN arms trade agreement in early 2015, which entered into force on 24 December 2014. Just under half a million people lose their lives every year due to a firearm. Author Iain Overton believes the consequences of firearms are receiving too little attention globally: “There have never been so many firearms. . .
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