Gun amnesty


March 31, 2003, 08:16 AM
In England, where gun crime has gone up 35% in the last year ,they are having a one month amnesty period for those who turn in their guns. I thought they banned guns in England ! Where did they all come from ? They will never learn.

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March 31, 2003, 09:14 AM
Report from Scottish Television gave these numbers for gun crime

1997 32
1998 33
1999 40
2000 50
2001 149

Also reported today an increase in the use and supply of crack cocaine with the fear of "an increase in drug related violence"

March 31, 2003, 09:16 AM
*Snicker* Sure, the criminals are going to turn in their tools of the trade. It's not like they have a large disregard for laws or anything...

J Miller
March 31, 2003, 10:14 AM
"GUN AMNESTY"?:scrutiny:

Why would guns need amnesty? They didn't do anything wrong.:rolleyes:

dance varmint
March 31, 2003, 12:47 PM
Early this morning I saw that story on the BBC airing on CSPAN. They showed piles of all sorts of guns evidently collected by police. The fact that they have to resort to another amnesty is proof that the whole ban is a failure. They mentioned the drug related shootings, but made no mention of random street crime on innnocent defenseless people. You can't even carry anything that could be used as a defensive weapon in the UK.

Standing Wolf
March 31, 2003, 05:34 PM
Rarely does a day pass when I fail to feel grateful to our forefathers for having rebelled against the English and founded a republic.

I think England would have been happier as a Nazi subject state.

March 31, 2003, 05:43 PM
Amnesty!!! What a crock of s**t ...... so yeah . of course, the crooks are gonna be queuing up to hand em in ..... NOT.

Just another attempt at vote catching .......... seeming to be doing ''the right thing''. They wanna stop and really think about their gun crime figures ... ya know .. ''common sense'' ... that thing politicians seem so short on.


March 31, 2003, 06:53 PM
I suppose this really belongs in L&P rather than in Gen'l, since it's more concerned with politics than with guns or shooting per se.

Hold on, I'll move ya over there.


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March 31, 2003, 07:36 PM
Dont act so suprised, afterall, we have had gun amnesty in this country. TWICE! '34 and '68 IIRC :cuss: :banghead: :fire:

rock jock
March 31, 2003, 07:57 PM
You mean the recent letter from the head of Scotland Yard pleading with criminals to comply with the law didn't work?? I don't understand. Maybe he should have said "Purty Please". :D

April 1, 2003, 08:59 AM
I've been hearing adverts for it all morning on the radio. They will get a lot of airguns, children's toys, replicas, rusty old shotguns that fall to bits as they are handed over, and a few war souvenirs.
the quantities surrendered in previous ones were:
1933 16,409
1935 8,469
1937 14,000 approx
1946 76,000 approx
1961 70,000
1965 41,000
1968 25,088
1988 48,000
1996 23,000

press release at

April 1, 2003, 09:53 AM
publicity shot of the firearms surrendered on the first day in 1968

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