January 23rd, 2009 07:10 PM
Can't be. There are no guns in the UK
BBC NEWS | UK | England | Man is wounded in city shooting
Man is wounded in city shooting
A man in his 20s has been shot in Birmingham.
The man suffered gunshot wounds to his hand and shoulder and is in a "comfortable condition" in hospital, a West Midlands Police spokeswoman said.
Police cordoned off part of New John Street and Soho Hill, in Hockley, where the incident happened, while forensic investigations were carried out.
Investigations were continuing into the incident, said police who have appealed for any witnesses to come forward
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January 24th, 2009 01:54 AM
A shooting? In the UK? I thought the gun confiscation was supposed to have taken care of that.
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January 24th, 2009 04:57 AM
I dont understand, only the police have guns in the UK.
Evil prevails when good men stand by and do nothing
January 24th, 2009 06:16 AM
Ahhhh the problem we have is the eastern european problem and stupid liberals who have let any EU citizen reside in our green and pleasant country.
Originally Posted by heylin
As you might be aware, eastern europe and some of the former soviet countries went through a lot of upheaval when the USSR broke up.
Arms flow into this country almost unchecked (AKs Pistols etc)
Recently our customs (they carry out duties that your ATF do)
Stopped a flow of a russian auto pistols that were made to fire an 8mm flare or gas round.
Some enterprising eastern europeans converted them to 9mm, threaded the barrel and supplied them to any wanna be gangster with 50 rds and a SILENCER for £2250 ($3500)
‘Merchant of death’ jailed over imports of converted pistols - Times Online
Thats the problem with europe so close, anything can get into the UK, travelling to europe via boat or trains is so easy.
PS Very few police are armed, I would guess less than 10%
January 24th, 2009 11:17 AM
There was an article in the Guardian about that problem in August; it was good enough that I bookmarked the link:
Firearms: cheap, easy to get and on a street near you | UK news | The Guardian
The problem is, any halfway decent machinist could make a functional revolver or semi-auto if the present source somehow dried up (Good luck, you may need to move your island ). Heck, I bet most of us could make a bang-stick. Much better than a knife at contact distance.
Those who will not govern their own behavior are slaves waiting for a master; one will surely find them.
January 24th, 2009 01:05 PM
Maybe they (you know, the guys in charge,) should outlaw 'thinking'? That way....oh wait, never mind.....
Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.
January 24th, 2009 02:24 PM
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January 24th, 2009 03:05 PM
There must be something wrong with this story... a joke, a farce, something! This can't be!
January 24th, 2009 08:09 PM
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