Gun Crime Soars in England by 35% Where Guns Are Banned

Gun crimes continue to soar in England where guns are banned.
Towhhall reported:

Since NBC sportscaster Bob Costas gave us an anti-gun lecture two weeks ago during Sunday Night Football, we’ve heard a lot from progressives like Juan Williams, Bob Beckel and anti-gun advocacy groups about how countries in Europe with strict gun control laws don’t have problems with gun crime. We’ve also heard the reason the United States has a “gun crime problem” is because we allow citizens to own handguns however, the numbers on violent crime committed using a gun tell a different story.

New data out from the UK, where guns are banned, shows gun crime has soared by 35 percent.

The Government’s latest crime figures were condemned as “truly terrible” by the Tories today as it emerged that gun crime in England and Wales soared by 35% last year.

Criminals used handguns in 46% more offences, Home Office statistics revealed.

Firearms were used in 9,974 recorded crimes in the 12 months to last April, up from 7,362.

It was the fourth consecutive year to see a rise and there were more than 2,200 more gun crimes last year than the previous peak in 1993.

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  • Amalgamated Cliff Divers, Local 157

    Gee, John the proud British subject was just bragging about the lack of his country’s gun problem.

    BRILLIANT!!!

  • It’s Time To Repeal the 2nd Amendment!

    Gun crimes is one thing (and it is terrible) but then there is gun DEATH. Our gun DEATHS are through the roof

  • ★FALCON★

    When will this madman’s political party affiliation be released? If he was a Republican, or worse yet a Tea Party supporter we would have known it by now.

    I’m guessing he was a low no information voter.

  • Grandma Perkins

    Fun Fact:

    The very first murder by firearm in England was committed by an American. He spent the rest of his life in an asylum for the insane.

    The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester

    http://www.amazon.com/Professor-Madman-CD-Simon-Winchester/dp/0060836261

  • Stephana

    I own a few guns, as do millions of other responsible people. You do not see millions of shootings by responsible people. Only the mentally unstable, and the criminals. Yet if you try to ban guns, only the criminals will have them, just like in England.

  • It’s Time To Repeal the 2nd Amendment!

    We must establish PEACE in this country!

  • Amalgamated Cliff Divers, Local 157

    #2 December 15, 2012 at 10:32 am
    It’s Time To Repeal the 2nd Amendment! commented:

    Move to Chicago. They have some of the strictest gun laws in the nation. You may have to step over a few dead bodies, but I’m sure you’ll be safe (or feeeeeeeel safe).

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  • It’s Time To Repeal the 2nd Amendment!

    #7

    Listen, the problem is that guns are accessible in OTHER PLACES so having good gun laws in a place like Chicago is of no consequence if you can go to Tennessee and buy guns freely. IF EVERYONE uniformly banned the manufacture and sale of guns, then this problem would decrease over the years and then be minimal (note I did not say “go away”)

  • http://savingtherepublic.com SavingtheRepublic.com

    Jim,

    You Michelle Malkin, Dana Loesch, Breitbart crew etc etc have got to band together and get as much of this type of info out. The truth must be told about gun ownership and violent crimes. What I have seen in the last 24 hour by the left against gun owners, Second Amendment is alarming. I have never seen them like this not even during the election. They are hell bent at disarming the US.

    Folks thought things were bad, this shooting just took things to a new level.

    ~Bmartin1776

    God help us if any of the conservative leaning Supreme Court Justices step down.

  • http://teachx3sblog.wordpress.com/ TeachX3

    #6 December 15, 2012 at 10:42 am
    It’s Time To Repeal the 2nd Amendment! commented:

    We must establish PEACE in this country!

    … you, as a human being, thinks that can be accomplished? If so, than you spouting off your opinions on guns has lost all credibility. Because it proves you are not just a ‘rose colored glasses utopian liberal’, but it shows you are not grounded in reality.

  • Tcircle

    It’s Time To Repeal the 2nd Amendment! commented:

    “Gun crimes is one thing (and it is terrible) but then there is gun DEATH. Our gun DEATHS are through the roof.”

    You would be better served if you remained silent and let others think you’re an idiot than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

    From 1992-2011, violent crime is down by 18%; murders and non-negligent homicides are down by 39%. During the same period, the population has increased by 22%. From 2007-2011, firearm deaths have decreased by 15%.

  • RL

    > #9 December 15, 2012 at 11:10 am
    > It’s Time To Repeal the 2nd Amendment! commented:

    Agreed, just like it was those 6 million Jewish types loaded with those personal weapons that forced Hitler to come after them…oh, er, wait….

    Pathetic, spineless moron….Oh, to morons who are truly as they are due to no fault of their own, please forgive the broad use of that term here.

  • Stormin

    When only criminals & Democrats have guns, how safe will true Americans be?

  • Amalgamated Cliff Divers, Local 157

    Listen, the problem is that guns are accessible in OTHER PLACES so having good gun laws in a place like Chicago is of no consequence if you can go to Tennessee and buy guns freely. IF EVERYONE uniformly banned the manufacture and sale of guns, then this problem would decrease over the years and then be minimal (note I did not say “go away”)

    The Poor Man’s James Bond, The Anarchist CookBook, etc. are publications that illustrate that common everyday items can be used to construct explosives. They’ve been available for decades, and now are on the internet. Someday you’ll realized that your pie-in-the-sky utopia will never exist. Quit trying to legislate morality—human nature will never allow it. I’ll take care of me and mine, and you take care of yourself.

  • http://www.theconservativevoices.com dmacleo

    It’s Time To Repeal the 2nd Amendment!

    kumbaya you idiot

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  • Stephana

    I put it at about 1/2 a billion legally owned firearms in the USA. Not one caused a crime today. Yet idiots like 2a think that they can ban them. Try it libtards, you probably won’t like the outcome.

  • SeaBass

    Libs, oh libs, please show me one case of a mass school shooting from those evil days gone by when all real men carried a side arm as the west was won.

  • It’s Time To Repeal the 2nd Amendment!

    Even conservatives like Joe Scarborough are saying that it is time to take a second look at this gun issue. I suspect that reasonable Republicans like John McCain will follow suit

  • It’s Time To Repeal the 2nd Amendment!

    Look at our number of gun DEATHS and compare it to other countries

  • SeaBass

    Ok lets look at a number of deaths when a country has complete ban on evil guns. 6,500,000 sent to death by Nazis who took all the guns. That’s my first number, your turn Liby

  • SeaBass

    Too big to start? 2,000,000 in Cambodia a better starting point? I would never start with the 20,000,000 Stalin murdered. Without a calculator that is 28,500,000 and so many more murdered to count, thank God they had no guns.

  • SeaBass

    Of course when 200 men with evil guns can withstand the a murderous dictator and take 600 or more to hell as they defend themselves to their own death. It was the first time this murderous dictator faced free men with evil gun. Never forget the Alamo

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  • It’s Time To Repeal the 2nd Amendment!

    @ SeaBass

    You really think that this country would turn into Nazi Germany if we repealed the 2nd amendment? Is the UK like Nazi Germany?

    Pakistan is FILLED with weapons, but look at it!

    Somalia is likewise FILLED with weapons (and small gov’t), would you want to live in either of those two places?

  • Sandy

    I wonder how much the crime rate has gone up since Reagan closed mental hospitals in the early 80’s.

    Bet its enormous.

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  • Skeptic

    Um, did anyone notice that they date on that article with the “new” figures was 2003?

  • Tim

    Here’s one for all you bleeding heart waterhead liberals. I am 49 years old. I fired my first shot when I was 6, a .22 rifle. Since that time not a single day has passed that I have not had a gun readily available. Shotguns, rifles, pistols…I have had or do have all of them. I have hunted for food with all of them. Always a gun within arm’s reach. Guess what? I have never shot another person, have never pointed a gun at another person, have never considered shooting another person. I have been in a number of fights, been REALLY pissed off at quite a few people but never once have I reached for a gun where another person was involved.
    None of my guns have ever gotten up and shot anybody.
    It’s not about the guns, it’s about the minds and hearts of the people aho have the guns.
    When people respect others and value everybody else’s life as much as their own there is no violence, no shootings.
    Love thy neighbor as thyself…..that would create a perfect world.
    It amazes me at times that people like It’s Time To Repeal the 2nd Amendment! can even find their own way out of bed.

  • SeaBass

    Oh you silly lib, did you not read the Alamo post, that did happen in the good old U S of A. Next, the UK you hold up as the great, Lend and Lease. Look it up, silly lib. More than 2,000,000 arms sent from the USA to defend their shores because they had no gun. Farmer here would wrap their evil gun up, write on the package “Lend” and off to the UK the evil gun would go.

  • SeaBass

    Oh my silly lib, you still have not challenged the numbers. Why oh why? Is the number too big? Is the fact the 2nd Amendment has keep evil from making this counrty a dictorship? Or could it be you can’t?

  • SeaBass

    One odd thing silly lib, all these mass killings happened after libs took the 10 commandments away, libs tells us we are Godless people, a baby that don’t need stop at the clinic. Before all this how many mass killings? Answer coward silly lib

  • mark1973

    The NRA ought to be meeting this head on immediately and vociferously by calling for an end to “Gun Free Zone’s” and showing the corellation between these attacks and those zones and how those zones are largely responsible for attacks like yesterday. But the Gutless NRA will not,because they have gone MIA. Now i know why i am no longer a member. BY the way,this was a government “False Flag” attack!

  • SeaBass

    Right on Mark. Never see a mass killing at a bowling alley, only thing the cops would find there is empty shells, beer cans and a dead shooter

  • It’s Time To Repeal the 2nd Amendment!

    If gun nuts believe in God so much, then why isn’t his protection sufficient??

  • SeaBass

    Oh silly lib, never with facts, JUST ANSWER THE QUESTIONS. Or can’t you? Really take a few minutes and try to answer. When one answers with a quetion they have nothing. Check and mate.

  • Bart Roberts

    My! my! Liberalism is creeping into this website. Looks like I need to clean up the mess!

    Leftist commie libtards will be gratified to be reminded that illegal aliens, Mexican Nationals, Drug Cartel members, and all other criminals, will enjoy their right to bear arms in the US, long after the rest of us are ordered to surrender our firearms.

    Never mind that more Americans have died at the hands of illegals, each year, than Americans who paid the ultimate sacrifice during the entire gulf war.

    It’s all part of Dictator hussein soetoro soebarkah’s PLAN FOR US – to disarm and murder 25 million law abiding Americans for the greater good! Lefty knows, hussein is … paving the way to COMMUNISM – The Destiny of All Mankind.

    Bartholomew Roberts

  • Mechanic

    @Time to repeal,
    God grants all men free will . The 2nd Amendment is an inalienable right granted by God to all men so we can protect ourselves . You see , some of us take responsibility for our own situation and chose to work toward a solution ourselves , without government intervention or help . If the teachers At Sandy Hook Elementary had the choice to have a conceal and carry permit and possess a firearm on school property , how many lives may have been saved .As far as the protection of God , the liberals are the ones that forbid God from being in the school in the first place.

  • It’s Time To Repeal the 2nd Amendment!

    #40 – the liberals are the ones that forbid God from being in the school in the first place.
    ————————

    So your god is that powerless that a human being can forbid him from protecting the innocent?

    My point is that if you all believed in “God” so much, then you all would go around withOUT a weapon – kinda like Jesus right?

    BTW, while you are “praying for the victims” why don’t you all pray that your god brings those innocent little children back to life?

  • SeaBass

    Silly lib still will not my questions. Here is an easy question silly lib. When Ambassador Stevens was begging the Obama administration for more men with evil gun, was Obama right to refuse him? Simple yes or no

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  • Joe from Kokomo

    This is a complete fabrication and distortion.

    The story Hoft links to is EIGHT YEARS OLD!

    Since then, gun crime has dropped significantly.

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  • Walkdoug

    To “repeal the second amendment’: Here’s the bottom line: Advocate repeal of whatever you want. That is your right. My right, which is divine and not conferred by any government, is to be able to defend myself and family. So while guns may be technically “banned,” good luck taking them from us. It won’t happen.

  • Si Fir

    In England and Wales firearms were reportedly used in 11,227 offences, 0.3% of all recorded crimes. In Scotland the police recorded 643 offences which involved the alleged use of a firearm, a 24% decrease on 2009/10. The number of offences has fallen in each of the last four years. ( From http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/SN01940 )
    N.B. These are crimes in which firearms are “reportedly used” which may actually bump the figures up.

  • Sam L.

    This UK report was last updated in 20023 just under 10 years ago. One would think the Daily Mail would have updated info.

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  • LR

    To the people who want to collect all of the guns, to my knowledge a significant number of those gun deaths are a result gang/drug violence, many of which in gun free areas such as DC, Chicago and New York.

    Since they are obviously law abiding citizens, I would recommend you head to DC and Chicago and have a nice little chat with the gangs about giving up their guns?

  • Limey

    If you’re trying to convince people (and possibly yourself) that gun ownership does not lead to more gun crime and use the UK as evidence of this then I would try to use stats that arent close to 10 years out of date http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-154307/Gun-crime-soars-35.html.

    More up to date figures http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jul/19/murder-rate-falls-crime-figures

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