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Gun Control Works? Think Again!

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The faulty premise of all faulty premise is that gun control works towards preventing crime.  To take a honest look at that thought, perhaps we ought to look towards a nation that established gun control, like Great Britain…

Let’s see what effect once great Britain’s draconian authoritarianism has had. Here’s a report from 2009:

The latest Government figures show that the total number of firearm offences in England and Wales has increased from 5,209 in 1998/99 to 9,865 last year — a rise of 89 per cent.

In some parts of the country, the number of offences has increased more than five-fold.

In eighteen police areas, gun crime at least doubled.

Tony Blair and his gang of Labour leftists used the Dunblane Massacre as a pretext to inflict the Nazi-esque Firearms Acts in 1997. They banned private ownership of all handguns.

Lancashire suffered the single largest rise in gun crime, with recorded offences increasing from 50 in 1998/99 to 349 in 2007/08, an increase of 598 per cent. …

The number of people injured or killed by guns, excluding air weapons, has increased from 864 in 1998/99 to a provisional figure of 1,760 in 2008/09, an increase of 104 per cent.

OK then, the UK banned handgun ownership, and gun crime went up??  You mean, when the government bans something,people still possess it?  Do you mean, that when good, law abiding people turned in their firearms, that they then became prey to the bad folks that didn’t?  Doe it mean that even though it’s illegal to have guns, that the folks that don’t follow other laws didn’t follow the gun law either?

Who could have saw that coming?  Obviously not the bleeding hearts in the UK, who created more crime, and more misery, and probably won’t admit their guilt in creating more gun crime.  And, neither will our liberals, should they be successful here.  The MSM won’t report the predictable increases in crime, and if they do, they’ll blame it on someone else.

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  • http://americaswatchtower.com Steve Dennis

    I also read somewhere that Switzerland had the highest per capita gun ownerhip rate and one of the lowest violent crime rates but of course the left can let the facts get in the way of the agenda bacause as we all know this is more about control than it is about guns.

  • scizzorbill

    Gun control is just one of the steps to achieve total control of the public.

  • http://conservativesonfire.wordpress.com Jim at Conservatives on Fire

    Cause and affect is a principle unkown to the left. They start with the andwer they want and work backwards.