January 9, 2012

TEN YEARS AGO ON INSTAPUNDIT: Britain’s Failed Gun Confiscation. “Hand guns were outlawed in Britain in 1997 after the massacre of 16 children and a teacher at a primary school in Dunblane, Scotland. Some 160,000 handguns were surrendered to police. Dave Rodgers, vice chairman of the Metropolitan Police Federation, said the ban made little difference to the number of guns in the hands of criminals. According to a recent survey, the number of crimes in which a handgun was reported increased nationally from 2,648 in 1997-98 to 3,685 in 1999-2000. ‘The underground supply of guns does not seem to have dried up at all,’ he said.” My comment: “Gee, go figure.”

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