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Police struggle to stop flood of firearms into UK

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:12 am
by AndyC
Senior officer warns supply of guns has increased in the past year and will continue to do so in 2019

Gun crime has been rising and the last set of official figures about recorded firearms offences, showing a 5% fall to 6,362 in the year ending June 2018, is seen as a blip against a trend of rising gun offences. Statistics released earlier in 2018 had shown gun crime up 11% in 2017/18, and in the same period, the Metropolitan police said discharges of lethal barrelled firearms rose by 23%. Compared to 2015/16, there has been a 67% increase in the capital alone.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... ms-into-uk

Re: Police struggle to stop flood of firearms into UK

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:48 am
by flechero
They should pass a law that makes it illegal to supply criminals with guns. And then pass another to make it illegal to use guns in a crime... and while they are at it, they should outlaw crime. :lol:

Re: Police struggle to stop flood of firearms into UK

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:39 pm
by crazy2medic
discharges of lethal barrelled firearms rose by 23%. Compared to 2015/16, ?????
So they have non lethal unbarrelled firearms? Inquiring minds want to know?

Re: Police struggle to stop flood of firearms into UK

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:26 am
by K.Mooneyham
crazy2medic wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:39 pm
discharges of lethal barrelled firearms rose by 23%. Compared to 2015/16, ?????
So they have non lethal unbarrelled firearms? Inquiring minds want to know?
Well, I read somewhere that they outlawed blank-firing guns (like used for races), so maybe that's a non-lethal barreled firearm, or a lethal, non-barreled firearm?

Re: Police struggle to stop flood of firearms into UK

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:34 am
by KLB
If a comparatively small island nation cannot control the influx of firearms, what can the lefties hope to achieve here? An otherwise intelligent friend recently commented that, if we banned guns, we'd have many fewer of them and gun crime would decrease. I mentioned the bang-up job we do keeping drugs out, and she shrugged it off.

Re: Police struggle to stop flood of firearms into UK

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:11 am
by crazy2medic
KLB wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:34 am
If a comparatively small island nation cannot control the influx of firearms, what can the lefties hope to achieve here? An otherwise intelligent friend recently commented that, if we banned guns, we'd have many fewer of them and gun crime would decrease. I mentioned the bang-up job we do keeping drugs out, and she shrugged it off.
She's under the mistaken belief that guns deteriorate over time? A maintained firearm will last for forever, properly stored ammunition will still fire a 100yrs from now, people like her believe we will simply turn our guns in, we won't! If she is so worried about people dying she fails to realize that what she is advocating for will spark a war where 100,000 of Americans on both sides will die, then the ultimate question to her would be when did you become so bloodthirsty?

Re: Police struggle to stop flood of firearms into UK

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:56 am
by BAMF
They should read up on the work of Philip Luty, Here's a few places they can start.
https://www.forgottenweapons.com/weapon ... chine-gun/
https://thehomegunsmith.com/pdf/Expedie ... A-Luty.pdf