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

    BRILLIANT!!!

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. We must establish PEACE in this country!

  7. #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).

  8. #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”)

  9. 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.

  10. #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.

  11. 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%.

  12. > #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.

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

  14. 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.

  15. It’s Time To Repeal the 2nd Amendment!

    kumbaya you idiot

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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



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