Saturday, January 27, 2007
It has always been argued that when guns are taken away from honest citizens, only the criminals will have access to them. Case in point: in Great Britain, it has become illegal to own your own gun. So who owns them now? Criminals, of course. And crime is way up because of it.
Liberal thinking: it will be the death of all of us.
Gun crime: Labour 'losing control'
Labour has been accused of losing control of gun crime as new figures show a sharp rise in armed robberies.
Guns were used in 4,120 robberies last year - a 10% jump - including a 9% rise to 1,439 in the number of street robberies where guns were used.
There was also a rapid and unexplained increase in the number of times householders were confronted in their own homes by armed criminals. Residential firearms robberies show a 46% leap, a record 645 cases in England and Wales - up 204 on the previous year and four times the level recorded in 2000-01.
The figures come a day after two men armed with a replica gun robbed a Home Office worker on his way home after sharing a curry with Home Secretary John Reid. The 29-year-old civil servant was making his way home in Beckenham, Kent, shortly before midnight when he was attacked.
A Met Police spokeswoman said the man's wallet and mobile phone were taken and confirmed that two teenage men remain in custody at a south London police station.
The Home Office report shows that handguns are the most commonly used firearm in robberies, reported in 2,888 cases.
Shadow home secretary David Davis said of the figures: "This shows Labour is losing control of gun crime across the board, whether it be on the street or in innocent people's homes.
"Gun crime is mainly fuelled by gang warfare and drug addiction, which is a consequence of Labour's failing drugs policy. It is exacerbated by our porous borders, which allow illegal weapons to flow into the country."
Remember that for a long time, Downies in the US called for "gun control." Fortunately, their heads were handed to them electorally, and they dropped that from their "platform of ideas." Notice that the Downie leadership in Congress doesn't even mention the words "gun control."
We wonder why.