Gun Free London

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  1. watson1880

    watson1880 Founding Member

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    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5971706/shootings-teenager-dead-gun-crime-latest-statistics/
    Timeline of fatal shootings
     
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    mctiger closet claustrophic Staff Member

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    The story doesn't say when London decided to deny its citizens the right to defend themselves, so its hard to judge the data fairly.
     
  3. el005639

    el005639 Err on the side of freedom

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    People are assholes everywhere
     
  4. Winston1

    Winston1 Veteran Member

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    England has severely restricted gun sales and ownership for years and years. I don’t know the specific laws but even buying and storing sporting gun is very limited.
    What you see here is evidence of the saying when guns are outlawed only outlaws will have guns.
     
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    Bengal B Founding Member

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    From the time I was a kid I knew that English cops didn't carry guns.
     
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    Why are all the English cops named Bobby?
     
  7. Winston1

    Winston1 Veteran Member

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    They’re named after Robert Walpole who formed them.
     
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    I was being funny but good to know how they got the name, thanks Winston.
     
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  9. watson1880

    watson1880 Founding Member

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    It was after the '96 Dunblane school shooting, so it was in '97 that they introduced the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 which banned firearms in the UK (not a complete ban, but almost). Since then, the UK has had about 4 mass shootings.

    The shootings listed above are just this year.
     
  10. Frogleg

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    Gun ownership in the UK is essentially restricted to the upper class. Commoners are discouraged from gun ownership through very restrictive & expensive regulation. Of course, criminals forgo the regs and get guns anyway.

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