Saturday, December 29, 2018

How Can You Tell That Gun Control Works in Britain?

12/27/18 Guardian:
Police and border officials are struggling to stop a rising supply of illegal firearms being smuggled into Britain, a senior police chief has warned.
Chief constable Andy Cooke, the national police lead for serious and organised crime, said law enforcement had seen an increased supply of guns over the past year, and feared that it would continue in 2019.
The Guardian has learned that the situation is so serious that the National Crime Agency has taken the rare step of using its legal powers to direct every single police force to step up the fight against illegal guns.
The NCA has used tasking powers to direct greater intelligence about firearms to be gathered by all 43 forces in England and Wales.
Another senior law enforcement official said that “new and clean” weapons were now being used in the majority of shootings, as opposed to guns once being so difficult to obtain that they would be “rented out” to be used in multiple crimes.
Yes that is success: creating so much demand for new guns that smugglers are bringing them in to an island nation at considerable risk.   Yes, like the Jamaica gun control success story.  Several years ago, I did an interview with a Jamaican radio station about the problem of gun crime in America.  The host was not aware that Jamaica had 7x the murder rate of the USA!

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