Do countries with strong gun control laws have lower murder rates? Only if you cherry-pick the data. – Dr. Thomas Sowell
FoxNews.com reports that
London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced a tough crackdown on knives Sunday as the city reels from a spike in stabbings that have led its number of homicides to top New York City’s for two straight months.
He tweeted: “No excuses: there is never a reason to carry a knife. Anyone who does will be caught, and they will feel the full force of the law.”
The tweet also included an action plan to boost police power and prevent future violence.
No excuses: there is never a reason to carry a knife. Anyone who does will be caught, and they will feel the full force of the law. https://t.co/XILUvIFLOW
London has seen more than 50 homicides already in 2018.
Most of the city’s murder victims have been stabbed to death, as guns are tightly restricted in Britain and shootings are relatively rare.
If the bloody trend continues, London will far surpass the 130 murders in 2017 and reach a number not seen since the early 2000s.
In February and March, London hit the unwanted milestone of recording more homicides than New York, the first time in modern history, as Fox News previously reported.
The cities are roughly the same size, with more than 8 million people, and have similar extremes of poverty and wealth, but London has never recorded more murders in a year than the U.S. metropolis. New York had 290 homicides in 2017, the lowest number in decades.
There are multiple candidates to blame for the city’s rising homicide rate, investigators have said. Police and community workers say London’s surge is driven in part by battles over control of the illegal drug trade and a “postcode war” between street gangs.
There is another very real reason for all of the stabbings in “Londonistan”, gentle readers.
London, England like Chicago, Illinois has very strict gun control laws in place.
Therefore, those who wish to commit violence upon their fellow man or woman will naturally pick up another weapon. and, in the case of all these stabbings in Merry Ol’ London-town, the weapon of choice is the knife.
Somewhere along the line, the Liberals in the UK, including London’s “Moderate Muslim” Mayor convinced the citizenry that if they would allow their guns to be taken away and their right to own one to be restricted, then they would all be safe.
The guns do not fire themselves.
The knifes do not stab anyone.
It is the human being using these “tools” who commits wanton acts of violence with them. They are inanimate objects with no mind of their own.
…Like Rosie O’Donnell after a trip to the all-you-can-eat buffet.
But, I digress…
So, what will Mayor Khan suggest next? That the citizens of London give up their cutlery?
I read on a Facebook Political Page yesterday that according to an idiot self-proclaimed “historical expert”, guns would not have saved European Jews from Hitler’s “Final Solution”, otherwise known as the Holocaust.
I asked that little Liberal “precious flower” if she was saying that the European Jews would not have fought being loaded up on those horrible trains like cattle by the Nazis if they had had the means to fight them.
Of course, she never answered me.
Liberals have demonized firearms, as if they have a life of their own.
Alan Ladd as the Title Character in the Classic Western, “Shane” says to Marian, the mother of the little boy who idolizes him…
“A gun is a tool, Marian; no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that. “
If honest, capable Londoners had the “right to bear arms” that our Constitution provides for us, perhaps there would not be so many stabbing deaths occurring in Mayor Khan’s London.
Because then, London criminals would be bringing a knife to a gunfight.
Until He Comes,