Thank you for inadvertently making our point for us. Yes, of course criminals break laws --
that, by definition, is what makes them criminals -- and that is exactly the reason that gun
control laws will do nothing to reduce crime: the criminals ignore them.
They make it harder to get guns. So less criminals will have them. Less guns about, less chance of getting one when you shouldn't. Lets say I have the desire to shoot somebody. In the UK, I'd have difficulty getting a gun. In the USA, I just need to steal one from almost any of the population.
Just like making drugs illegal has made it so difficult for junkies to
The most violent, bloothirsty, psychopathic criminals that have weapons
are in the government. If you're serious about getting rid of guns you
need to find a way to get them out of the hands of government.
Roger Blake (Posts from Google Groups killfiled due to excess spam.)
43.3% of stats are meaningless. I provided a source way above. Even
I'll admit there are many sources and most which are bias. Your bias or
unbiased source can conflict with mine. One thing is certain, regardless
of accurate numbers, the violent crime rate increased after UK's ban.
Biden says most shootings happen with victim's own gun | PolitiFact
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Suicides will find some other way. I understand since coal gas was
replaced with natural gas in the UK people like Plath have found
alternate exit strategies.
"Razors pain you,
Rivers are damp,
Acids stain you,
And drugs cause cramp.
Guns aren't lawful,
Gas smells awful.
You might as well live.”
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