As the old saying goes: “If you ban guns, can we use swords?” Well, Britishland is discovering the folly of denying its citizens the natural right of self-defense, and especially ownership of guns, as the choirboys just turn to other means:
Knife crime is continuing to rocket as shocking figures released today show more than 44,000 offences were reported last year. The number of offences involving a knife or sharp instrument in England and Wales rose by 7% on the previous 12 months, figures released by the Office for National Statistics show.
The alarming figures also reveal a 4% rise in firearms offences, a 10% increase in pickpock[et]ing, an 11% rise in robberies and a 9% increase in public order offences.
And as you continue to emasculate [sic] your police force:
Worryingly, a breakdown shows just 1.4% of reported rapes end up in someone being charged, just 3.3% of sexual offences and only 5% of thefts.
I’ll bet that the highest percentage of crime categories solved (so as to bring the average up to that 7.4%) is nonsense like “didn’t have a TV license” or “littering” — you know, the serious crimes.
The percentage of cases solved has almost halved in the last four years. It was 14.8% in 2015.
And it was crap in 2015, too. From memory, the number was something like 60% solved back in the 1970s, when Life On Mars policing was reality and not satire.
For my Murkin Readers: remember, I’m always going on about Britishland because it’s an object lesson in what could happen (and in some cases is already happening) Over Here.
Take away the right to self-defense, take away the proper means of self-defense, lessen the efficiency of your police force by means of politically-correct dicta and harassment, and you have… London. And, by the way, Chicago.
Thanks, but no thanks.