posted on Nov, 5 2008 @ 05:56 PM
Attacks in which a knife was used in a successful mugging have soared, from 25,500 in 2005 to 64,000 in the year to April 2007. The figures mean
that each day last year saw, on average, 175 robberies at knife-point in England and Wales – up from 110 the year before and from 69 in
The world will NOT turn into a utopia if you take guns away. Humans have been murdering eachother ever since the first monkey fell out of its tree
and got totally P*^&ed off.
According to the 1997 Survey of State Prison Inmates, among those possessing a gun, the source of the gun was from -
a flea market or gun show for fewer than 2%
a retail store or pawnshop for about 12%
family, friends, a street buy, or an illegal source for 80%
*taken from the Bureau of Justice Statistics*
"family, friend, or an ILLEGAL SOURCE = 80%"
Pass all the laws you feel like, laws cant keep anyone safe.
Take a look at the murder stats of Washington D.C. They passed a complete gun ban back in the 70's and crime only dropped only by a dozen or so off
the average before the ban. Shouldnt it have completely wiped out gun crimes? Also, in the early 90's murders in D.C. spiked nearly four times
(somewhere near 400 murders a year) the average number of murders (somewhere near 130 murders a year) in D.C. over the previous 15-20 years despite
the gun ban. They dont work.
[edit on 5/11/08 by Pfeil]