12/21 When Guns Are Outlawed…: Britain’s violent crime record is worse than any other country in the European union, it has been revealed. Official crime figures show the UK also has a worse rate for all types of violence than the U.S. and even South Africa – widely considered one of the world’s most dangerous countries. The figures comes on the day new Home Secretary Alan Johnson makes his first major speech on crime, promising to be tough on loutish behaviour. In the decade following the party’s election in 1997, the number of recorded violent attacks soared by 77 per cent to 1.158million – or more than two every minute. The figures, compiled from reports released by the European Commission and United Nations, also show:
· The UK has the second highest overall crime rate in the EU.
· It has a higher homicide rate than most of our western European neighbours, including France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
· The UK has the fifth highest robbery rate in the EU.
· It has the fourth highest burglary rate and the highest absolute number of burglaries in the EU, with double the number of offences than recorded in Germany and France…
(No mention is made of Britain’s extreme restrictions on the private ownership of firearms – a model for many American Progressives, along with Britain’s devastating “multiculturalism.”)
12/16: and, a compilation of MASS Killings stopped by citizens: http://gunwatch.blogspot.com/2012/12/mass-killings-stopped-by-armed-citizens.html
Whether we’re talking guns or box cutters, bad guys always seem to manage to get weapons. But we made fliers much safer when we put guns back into the hands of those pilots who wanted to get permits.
In fact, there haven’t been any shootouts on planes, and publicizing the fact that pilots are now armed has served as a deterrent to future hijackers.
It’s this principle of self-defense which explains why we haven’t seen any school massacres in places like Utah and Harrold, Texas, where teachers or principals can carry concealed. Come to think of it, we also haven’t heard of any horror story scenarios in these jurisdictions—like students finding a gun in a purse, or a teacher accidentally firing his weapon.
Concealed carry permit holders are the most law-abiding segment of society. They are eight times less likely to commit a crime than the average citizen and—in light of a 2006 Bureau of Justice Statistics study on police abuse—almost 800 times less likely than law-enforcement.