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Gun Crime in England

Stirring piece:

Like me you will remember vividly the horror we all felt back in 1996 when 16 children and a teacher were shot dead at a school in Dunblane by a deranged man with a gun. Politicians reacted in haste to the call for ‘something to be done’. A partial ban on hand guns was implemented immediately, followed by a total ban as one of the first measures taken by the new Labour Government in 1997.

As I am sure your officials will tell you, there was absolutely no evidence to suggest that by banning legally-licensed cartridge pistols and closing legally-operating shooting clubs, we would all sleep safer in our beds. Yet today there are more hand guns on our streets than 10 years ago.

10 Responses to “Gun Crime in England”

  1. Ron W Says:

    England is descending into barbarism. A criminal kills defenseless, unarmed victims, so the government reacts by enforcing virtually total defenselessness on the people. And how is that enforced? Oh, by guns of course. Yet another example of criminals working together–the leglized version with the undocumetned version. And we have many who want to do that here!

  2. Standard Mischief Says:


    The pleading seems to be a request to re-import their firearms, sans ammo, so the talent can do their daily dry firing to get ready for their “sporting purposes” Olympic games in 2012

    The solution is simple. Everyone in sport is signed up to the suggested solution of using Section Five dispensations. Please, could you forget prisons and sex offenders for an hour or so this week and make a Commons-sense decision to help our target shooters? There would be no loss of control over the ownership of pistols, no danger to public safety and no need for primary legislation.

    Target shooters are reliable, trustworthy and an asset to their communities – the kind of people your department want to support. Don’t you feel ashamed that most democracies have more faith in their citizens to participate in one of the oldest Olympic sports than we do?

    Excuse me while I go throw up.

  3. SayUncle Says:

    it’s england. baby steps.

  4. Robert Says:

    I’m impressed by the comments. The folks actually have sense!

    Free Human beings are armed. Children and slaves…not.

  5. JustDoIt Says:

    Stupid is as stupid does… Nanny knows best.

  6. Bruce Says:

    Wow…it’s *almost* as though gun control doesn’t affect criminals.


  7. markm Says:

    Disarming the populace does help people “sleep safer in our beds” – if you admit that oppressive officials are people, too. It sure doesn’t help the rest of us.

  8. Ron W Says:

    That’s right, markm, the ruling elites are people too, and they figure we shoud be disarmed so they can FEEL safer. Becuae guns in the hands of the people are only a threat to tyrants and criminals.

  9. David Says:

    According to the US ranks 8th in the world for murders with firearms per capita with 0.0279271 murders per 1,000 people (8259 murders total). The UK ranks 32nd with 0.00102579 murders per 1,000 people (62 murders total). Those numbers don’t seem insignificant to me. More liberal gun laws allow conscientious citizens to defend themselves, but they also make it much easier for criminals to obtain guns.

  10. David Says:

    Sorry, I don’t know what happened to the link, but here it is:

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