Culture of violence: Gun crime goes up by 89% in a decade
The most telling line in the story is this:
The statistic will fuel fears that the police are struggling to contain gang-related violence, in which the carrying of a firearm has become increasingly common place.That's right. An island nation with a near complete ban on private ownership of firearms has seen an INCREASE in the criminal use of them (not just arresting citizens for having them) since their strictest measures went into place.
So what are the responses by the authorities?
Well I mentioned one last week where a judge granted a universal warrant to search and confiscate the property of thousands of citizens, suspected of a crime or not.
Bobbies are now carrying fully automatic firearms. AFTER the civilian gun ban mind you when for decades they went unarmed.
While a third response is to continue to prosecute people DEFENDING themselves from the gangs and violence that has spread uncontrollably across their country:
A council official's son who allegedly stabbed two burglars breaking into his mother's home has been charged with murder.Well that makes perfect sense. They didn't stab him first so he had no right to try and stop them from vandalizing or stealing his property.
And these are the same conditions groups like the Brady Campaign, Violence Policy Center, IANSA and all their endorsed politicians want for the US when they state that only the authorities should have firearms and that we should rely on them for protection instead of being 'vigilantes' by protecting ourselves and our families. Just like Chicago. They can't even keep guns from being smuggled onto an island, nevermind a nation with thousands of miles of borders and coastlines.
That's certainly not the kind of country that I want to live in. Do you?