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Friday, April 6, 2018

London on Alert

For John, BLUFBe safe out there.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

The sub-headline reads:

LONDON Mayor Sadiq Khan has responded after facing a huge amount of criticism for not speaking out following the news that London’s death rate had overtaken that of New York for knife and gun crime.

From The Express, by Reporter Darren Hunt, 5 April 2018.

Here is the size of the problem:

The comments come after it was announced London’s death rate for knife and gun crime was higher than New York.  Figures showed there were 23 murders in London in March, compared with 21 in New York.  The cities have similar size populations and police forces.

London’s death toll this year rose to 50 last night after a man in his 20s was stabbed to death in Hackney.

I think this points to the fact that while available weapons may allow hot heads to conduct murder, the list of possible murder weapons is long enough that bans on guns are not going to stop killings.

Hat tip to the Drudge Report.

Regards  —  Cliff

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