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Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Gun Bans & Laws:

In the year 1997 following the imposition in UK of their Gun Bans - their violent crime rose by 69% and their gun crime almost doubled.

Last year - 2015 the UK Police admit to recovering more than 714 illegal firearms - Banned Weapons - that they say are readily obtainable and frequently smuggled in from Europe.

Previous years have averaged 600 plus. - All a BAN achieves is to disarm all law abiding inmates.

In 2009 the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) published their study on stolen firearms and that was around 1,700 guns — "we're now looking at around over 3,000 guns being stolen in 2015." - The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) estimated that there were more than 260,000 firearms in the illicit firearms market.

Gang Problem or Gun Problem?
The head of the USA Chicago Police Department is now admitting that more gun laws don’t necessarily result in less gun violence because criminals 'don’t play by society’s rules'.

 Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said during a news conference on Monday that most of the Christmas shootings between Friday and Sunday evening were targeted attacks by gang members going after rival gang members who were gathered for Christmas and holiday parties." 
Chicago - USAs 3rd Largest City.

These deaths bring to more than 750 the number of gun-related deaths in Chicago just this year.

- Chicago has among the nation’s most restrictive gun laws. But as Johnson acknowledged at his Monday press conference, repeat gun violence offenders don’t obey those laws.

I was very interested to find that in USA, the State of INDIANA currently requires a license or permit to carry a concealed handgun.

LaPorte County Sheriff John Boyd said a valid handgun license also shows a police officer that a person does not have a felony conviction, history of violence, or certain mental illnesses or other factors that could signal danger.

- Their website says that 27 other states recognize & honor the Indiana License.

Indiana State Police statistics record that police denied licenses to 2,044 people who were deemed unfit to carry handguns through the first three quarters of 2016. The state has more than 750,000 active gun licenses.

- Doesn't seem unreasonable to me.

If you really can't trust your elected representatives & Congressmen to do what they should - why do you vote for them? - select somebody that you do trust from your community.

Marty K.