Scotland's Gun Ban Doesn't Work

Discussion in 'Firearm Related News' started by GGReporter, May 21, 2008.

  1. GGReporter

    GGReporter Moderator

    Scotland has had a gun ban in place for a decade now. Guess what? According to a Scottish newspaper, "Cases of attempted murder involving firearms [are] almost three times that of a decade ago." That's right. Ten years after a gun ban was put in place, crimes involving firearms have increased, not decreased.

    Add Scotland to the list of places that have implemented gun bans, only to see things get worse. It's the same story in England, where news reports last month say gun-related crime continued to climb in 2007. In fact, the shadow home secretary says violent crime has doubled during the time Labour's been in power.

    Remember these figures the next time someone says that a gun ban would make us all safer. It doesn't matter if you're talking about cities like Chicago, federal districts like Washington, D.C., or entire countries like England or Scotland. Gun bans don't reduce crime. They only empower the criminals.

  2. Windwalker

    Windwalker G&G Newbie

    I do agree that gun bans do harm law abiding citizens by denying them the right to self defense. The criminals will be armed. They will steal guns or buy them from other criminals. Either way they will have guns when they want them. Only the honest law abiding citizens will be unarmed and at the mercy of armed criminals.
    Nothing stops rape quicker than a smoking handgun in the hands of the potential victim!