Thursday, 28 June 2007

Should pistol shooting, both full and small-bore, be allowed to return to the UK?



The following question was submitted by a Mr Vanders:

Given the fact that it has now been 10 years since the 1997 amendment to the 1968 Firearms Act, where 57,000 law abiding Firearms Certificate Holders had their private property confiscated in the name of public safety, do we now think it is time that pistol shooting should be allowed to return to the UK.

Gun crime increased by 40 % between 97-99 and there are now more than double the number of gun crimes than ever before. Is this not a terrible indictment of how banning things for all the wrong reasons simply doesn't work. Its been an offence since the Prevention of Crime Act 1953 to carry an offensive weapon in a public place without reasonable excuse or lawful authority, yet over the weekend 8 young people were either shot or stabbed to death and the latest victim was a 14 year old boy. All this despite record numbers of police. Given the Olympics will be held here I think it is outrageous that our team has to train outside the UK.

Q. Should pistol shooting, both full and small-bore, be allowed to return to the UK?

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2 comments:

Harry Hook said...

"Given the Olympics will be held here I think it is outrageous that our team has to train outside the UK."
At least it's safer!

Guns in the hands of thugs is no problem to our ruling elite, as it serves the purpose of getting us to hide behind locked doors. Giving the guns back to the law abiding public will not happen, mainly because they are seen as more likely to shoot at the politicians.

Crushed by Ingsoc said...

There is a reason why the second amendment was passed in America.
The same text, pretty much appears in the English bill of rights of 1689- though people forget.

The long struggle of resistence to government by prerogative had shown people that however perefect a constiution you devise, it can be corrupted.

The right to bear arms is the ultimate defence the people have of their own liberties.

They disarm us, not for safety, but for theirs.