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London Gun Crime Up 90%
SkyNews ^ | 19 December 2001 | staff

Posted on 12/20/2001 12:06:39 PM PST by 45Auto

Revenge killings among drug gangs have fuelled an explosion in gun murders in Britain. According to latest figures the number of gun murders in London has leapt by 90% this year.

In April to November 2001 there were 30, compared to 16 in the same period last year. This year 16 of the murders were 'black on black' killings compared to nine last year, an increase of 77%.

All-night garages

There were more shootings in the trendy West End rather than in boroughs like Lambeth, Hackney and Brent.

At least two people a day are now robbed at gunpoint in London.

Armed robbers are also increasingly targeting all-night garages, off licences and shops rather than banks and cash in transit.

Jamaica drug route

Commander Alan Brown of Operation Trident said there were "clear links" in many gun murders to Jamaica, the major drug route into this country. But he added: "If we take someone out there is an immediate struggle to take over the drug dealing of that particular gang." Detectives estimate as much as four tonnes of cocaine is making its way into London through drug mules - mostly women - travelling from Jamaica on commercial flights each year.


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Its the same old story everywhere in the world: "When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns."

England is finished.

1 posted on 12/20/2001 12:06:39 PM PST by 45Auto
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To: 45Auto; bang_list
...and one bang to find them...
2 posted on 12/20/2001 12:09:55 PM PST by SteveH
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To: 45Auto
At least two people a day are now robbed at gunpoint in London.

Impossible. Guns are outlawed over there.

3 posted on 12/20/2001 12:10:10 PM PST by AppyPappy
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To: 45Auto; bang_list
Good find.

Stay well - stay safe - stay armed - Yorktown

4 posted on 12/20/2001 12:11:06 PM PST by harpseal
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To: jjbrouwer
BANG
5 posted on 12/20/2001 12:11:53 PM PST by shaggy eel
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To: 45Auto
The British answer to this will be to ban all possession of handguns.

What?!?!? They are already banned????

BAN 'EM AGAIN! HARDER THIS TIME!!!

6 posted on 12/20/2001 12:13:21 PM PST by Lazamataz
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To: AppyPappy
the gun control idiots cant make the mental leap that criminals dont obey laws. Its one of the perks of being a crook.
7 posted on 12/20/2001 12:13:52 PM PST by tm61
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Detectives estimate as much as four tonnes of cocaine is making its way into London through drug mules - mostly women - travelling from Jamaica on commercial flights each year.

You've got to be effing kidding me.

You mean they cannot stop FOUR TONS of drug smuggling via COMMERCIAL JETLINERS and they expect us to win the war on drugs here in America with all those big wide juicy borders?

Foo's.

8 posted on 12/20/2001 12:15:46 PM PST by Lazamataz
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"When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns." England is finished.

Yep.

9 posted on 12/20/2001 12:16:21 PM PST by Jefferson Adams
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Its the same old story everywhere in the world: "When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns."

I guess that will make most of us outlaws if they ban guns here.

10 posted on 12/20/2001 12:19:24 PM PST by lideric
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To: 45Auto
The people at the Baltimore Sun know what to do about this. They can explain that the solution is to pass even more gun control laws.

Incidentally, there was an article in First Freedom recently about how gun control has ruined Jamaica. The place is crawling with heavily armed criminals, and the tourist trade is drying up because nobody wants to subject themselves to being disarmed in a war zone.

11 posted on 12/20/2001 12:19:55 PM PST by Campion
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To: 45Auto,madivan,tonycavanagh
Blighty Bump.
12 posted on 12/20/2001 12:20:05 PM PST by Travis McGee
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To: Britishfriends
Hey old chaps.
13 posted on 12/20/2001 12:23:17 PM PST by harpseal
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To: Campion
the tourist trade is drying up because nobody wants to subject themselves to being disarmed in a war zone.

Sounds reasonable to me I certainly would not view dodging fire as a great way to spend a vacation especially if I was prevented from returning fire.

Stay well - stay safe- Stay armed - yorktown

14 posted on 12/20/2001 12:25:50 PM PST by harpseal
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To: Lazamataz
The War on Drugs, the War on Terrorism, your rights are screwed either way. Now back in line and pee in this cup you individualist terrorist!
15 posted on 12/20/2001 12:28:59 PM PST by Hard Case
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To: 45Auto
Thanks for posting this.

The good news was this: "This year 16 of the murders were 'black on black' killings compared to nine last year, an increase of 77%."

Apparently they are learning from their American Gangs on how to reduce and minimize competition.

If our black on black, brown on brown, white on white and asian on asian gang killings are subtracted from people killed by guns in the US, basically all that remains are the bad guys getting offed by cops and citizens! There is the occassional left winged Ritalin/anti depressant addict who kills innocents! When gang members kill each other, we have less bad people!

16 posted on 12/20/2001 12:38:10 PM PST by Grampa Dave
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Totally false reporting. Must be investigated. They have GUN CONTROL. There is NO crime! Now, what does "all night garage" mean? Does it have anything to do with the rest of this phoney crap/lies?????
17 posted on 12/20/2001 12:52:22 PM PST by Waco
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To: 45Auto
I think you're on to something.
19 posted on 12/20/2001 1:05:48 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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London Gun Crime Up 90%

That has to be a misprint. Everyone knows they don't allow guns in the UK you silly man.

It probably should read "London gum crime up 90%". You see old chap, more of those naughty Cockneys are spitting their used Juicy Fruit on the sidewalks nowadays. Terribly messy wouldn't you say old bean, and unsanitary as well. There should be a law against it.

20 posted on 12/20/2001 1:06:03 PM PST by epow
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