Here’s an interesting little snippet:
Britain is in the grip of a violent crime wave as thugs run riot on mopeds and motorbikes. Shocking figures released yesterday show the armed thieves are striking more than 60 times every day. In a chilling illustration of the crisis, a young woman was fighting for her life last night after her mobile was snatched by moped-riding thieves. And a motorcycle gang targeted yet another luxury store in London on Tuesday. In Birmingham, a masked gang rammed a car in broad daylight before smashing the driver’s window with a machete and hammer. And masked attackers targeted Michael McIntyre when they stole his £15,000 Rolex.
So, my British friends: how’s that “no handguns in private ownership” thing working out for you, then?
And for all those idiots who start wailing about the horrors of “pitched gun battles in the streets”, allow me to ask how that’s so much different from what’s happening to you now? Other than the fact that almost all the victims are innocent people, not criminals?
I wonder why we don’t have the “moped-gang” problem in Texas. Oh yeah, that’s right: we carry guns, and the bad guys know it. And as a bonus, we don’t have pitched gun battles in the streets — except of course when the criminals start having wars over drug turf in their own neighborhoods, which doesn’t count because it’s a self-canceling problem.
We certainly don’t have mass stabbings in our streets, because — oh wait! we carry guns, and the bad guys know it. (And yes: I know the latter story comes out of Australia. Where they too aren’t allowed to own handguns.)
Strange how that all works out.