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A Lesson From Britain: Less Guns = Higher Crime Rates? MSNBC Thinks So.
Eyeblast TV ^ | 6/02/2010 | Joe Schoffstall

Posted on 06/02/2010 8:31:08 PM PDT by blog.Eyeblast.tv

Britain. They have some of the toughest gun laws in the world, and anti-gun proponents would claim that could only lead to positive results, right?

Wrong. According to the UK’s Daily Telegraph who filed for a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) to obtain the figures, the results for those advocating looser gun restriction laws could not be better.

The report shows in Britain at least one in three police forces have seen an increase in either gun or knife offenses in the last year.

“Force by force statistics obtained under the Freedom of Information have raised fears that Government initiatives to tackle gun and knife crime in the worst hit areas—mainly urban forces—has left the problem grow in rural areas.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: belongsinbloggers; gunhomicides; gunlaws; gunrestrictions; gunsandcrime

1 posted on 06/02/2010 8:31:09 PM PDT by blog.Eyeblast.tv
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To: blog.Eyeblast.tv

Duh.


2 posted on 06/02/2010 8:44:58 PM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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I read that, since the criminals in Britain are SURE you don’t have any guns, they just ding dong the front door in the daytime and when you open it, punch you in the face and walk right in.

I read that 92% of British home invasion robberies are done this way, but just 7% in America, as the thug is unsure of what is on the other side of the door.

How’s it feel to live in fear, Brits???

How’s it feel to tremble behind your own front door, afraid to open it?

Hmm hmm hmm.


3 posted on 06/02/2010 8:51:47 PM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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there not having much success controlling crime in Australia either.

now in Cali they want to take away our right to carry an unloaded gun.


4 posted on 06/02/2010 9:07:16 PM PDT by mtnjimmi ("The government is best which governs least." -- Thomas Jefferson)
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The report shows in Britain at least one in three police forces have seen an increase in either gun or knife offenses in the last year.
Some bloke needs a heaping helpin' o' 'umble pie!
5 posted on 06/02/2010 9:09:40 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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Umble Pie
6 posted on 06/02/2010 9:11:34 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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“Umble Pie”

That was very interesting! I had no idea of the origin. Just one problem that I see with it - they said the “umbles” were the “heart, liver and gizzard of a deer”. Now I’ve removed the insides of a lot of deer over the last 50 or so years, and I sure don’t recall ever finding a gizzard in one.... :)


7 posted on 06/02/2010 10:11:49 PM PDT by Old Forester
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To: DontTreadOnMe2009
You've posted the exact same comment on two threads now. I'd like to know where you ‘read’ your facts from, because I think you've just pulled them out of your butt.

Home invasion isn't even a category of crime in the UK - it's just burglary or robbery. I haven't heard of any cases where burglars have just rung someone’s doorbell, punched them in the face and then robbed them. I guess it must have happened somewhere, but it's hardly typical.

Home invasion is a more American kind of crime. Burglary is riskier when the chances are higher of being confronted by the home owner with a gun. Instead, call the home owner to their front door, shoot them dead on the spot and then steal from their house.

8 posted on 06/03/2010 12:23:14 PM PDT by WilliamTells
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"I read that, since the criminals in Britain are SURE you don’t have any guns, they just ding dong the front door in the daytime and when you open it, punch you in the face and walk right in."

I read that they don't have guns, but they are quite likely to possess a tactical thermonuclear missile and a large hedgehog named "Spiney Norman."

(.....Dinsdale!)

9 posted on 06/03/2010 12:34:45 PM PDT by shibumi (Pablo (the Wily One) signed up for the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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