In 1996, the murder of 15 children and their teacher at a school in Dunblane, Scotland, led to a complete ban on handguns.
Yet since then, the number of crimes involving guns has risen.
In 1996, there were 14,000 recorded offences in which firearms were reported to have been used. In 2005/6, the last period for which figures are available, there were 21,500.
It’s as if…criminals don’t obey the laws?
Yesterday, Gordon Brown said the Government was “working urgently” to tackle gun crime. But if previous laws have made little difference why should new ones?
Like I said, jaw-dropping. Ultimately though, it’s probably too late for the English citizens who have realized that their country is going down the tubes. Once you give power to the government, they’re not likely to give it back.
Good luck with that.