Different River

”You can never step in the same river twice.” –Heraclitus

January 25, 2005

Banning Guns, not Gun Crime

Filed under: — Different River @ 7:03 pm

The U.K. banned essentially all private ownership of handguns, and severely restricted private ownership of other guns, in 1997. In the next two years, rather than decreasing, gun crime increased 40%. Alphecca notes a report that this trend is continuing — overall crime in the UK decreased 6% in the year ending this past September, but gun crime increased 5% during this same period.

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