OT: Idiot Limey's and their gun control

Hi All,
The UK banned gun and guess what? Gun violence and homicides increased. WHAT A SURPRISE!!! And these condescending assholes want us to do the same to ourselves!
Here is a graph and below is the source data.
[53] Report: “Home Office: Handgun Surrender and Compensation.? ?? House of Commons, Committee of Public Accounts, June 21, 1999. <www.publications.parliament.uk>
6. Over 162,000 handguns and 700 tonnes* of ammunition were compulsorily
surrendered to local police stations between July 1997 and February 1998. The surrender was the main measure in response to the tragic events of 13 March 1996, when Thomas Hamilton walked into Dunblane Primary School armed with four handguns and 743 rounds of ammunition and
shot dead 16 children and their teacher, and wounded 10 other children and three other teachers. Under the first Firearms (Amendment) Act of 1997 large-calibre handguns became prohibited from 1 July 1997, with owners having until 30 September 1997 to dispose of them lawfully, and small-calibre handguns became prohibited from 1 February 1998, with disposal by 28 February 1998.
7. As a first step in managing the surrender and compensation schemes, the Home Office and the police needed to contact handgun owners and dealers to ensure that they were aware of the terms of the prohibition and surrender. The Home Office provided booklets for the police to distribute to handgun owners and dealers, explaining the requirements of
the legislation and the terms of the compensation. …
13. The Home Office could not provide absolute assurance that no handguns had been unlawfully retained, but was reasonably satisfied that
individual police forces had ensured that prohibited handguns in their area had either been surrendered or otherwise lawfully disposed of. The Home Office assured us that individual forces had accurate records of firearms held on firearms certificates. They had used these to follow up
firearms which were to be surrendered under the terms of the Acts, and had made adequate checks on handguns claimed to have been otherwise lawfully disposed of, for example by owners sending them abroad. Sixteen
of the 26 police forces the National Audit Office visited considered that they had satisfied themselves that all relevant handguns had been traced and those prohibited surrendered. The remaining ten had been unable to account for the handguns held by a total of 35 owners by the end of the surrender period, although by September 1998 over three-quarters of these cases had been resolved. …
15. The intention of the prohibition under the 1997 firearms legislation
was to remove handguns from civilian ownership, and thereby also from the risk of being used in crime.
NOTE: * 700 metric tons equal 1.5 million pounds.
CALCULATION: 35 unaccounted for handguns – (3/4 × 35 handgun s recovered by September 1998) = 8.75 remaining guns
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