Monday, January 23, 2006

"Gun Ban" Works--Just Like WE Said It Would

Yah, hey! Jolly old England's gun ban has the predictable results:

Figures published this week by the Home Office are expected to show that offences involving guns have soared by as much as 50 per cent in some parts of the country. . . .

In London, a major area of concern is still black-on-black gun crime, despite huge efforts by the Met to combat such violence. According to Operation Trident, the Met's unit combating black gun crime, offences in the capital rose by more than 50 per cent during 2005, with 164 offences recorded between April and October. This is compared with only 108 the previous year. . . .

Outside London, the figures also show a disturbing rise in the use of guns. In Bedfordshire, gun-related offences have risen by 20 per cent over the past two years, from 173 in 2004 to 207 in 2005.

Maybe only Washington, DC, and Australia will replicate these results.

2 comments:

elliot said...

England isn't the only part of the British commonwealth that just doesn't get it.

Fidei Defensor said...

On the plus side, since none of the Englanders can own guns folks like me can buy their WWII rifles on the cheap.

British Lee Enfield No. 4 MK I Rife=$79

US M1 Garand= $600+

Thanks gun control!