Friday, February 23, 2007

The wonders of British gun control: "Membership of a gang could add extra years to jail terms for violent knife and gun crime, under a review of policies to tackle the growth of firearms on the streets. John Reid, the Home Secretary, announced the plans after hearing that younger teenagers were now using guns and that Britain was in danger of producing a generation of urban “child soldiers”. The stark warnings from police about the trend towards younger people turning to firearms to settle trivial disputes came at a gun-crime summit at 10 Downing Street yesterday. Police in London have been told by community leaders that children as young as 8 and 9 are being used to carry and hide guns for teenagers. In Manchester teenagers aged 13 and 14 are wearing body armour. Mr Reid promised that ministers would clarify whether a five-year minimum jail term could be handed to those aged 18 to 21 for possessing firearms. He also pledged a wider-ranging review of sentencing for firearms offences, though a number of community leaders said that more criminal justice measures were not the answer."

AL: 75-year-old woman shoots intruder : "Police are looking for a man reportedly shot by a one-armed, 75-year-old Geneva County woman during a burglary attempt. At around 11:00PM Wednesday night, Catherine Tate says her burglar alarm indicated someone trying to get inside her bait shop. The business is next to her home. Tate says she found a man trying to get inside and refused to stop. She says her business has been broken into several times in the past. 'When I heard the office alarm I came and grabbed my flashlight and gun. Then I came and saw him by the door. I shot him with this, a 38-caliber gun. I hit him. Yeah, I know I hit him,' said Tate."

AL: Victim wounded, suspect dies in attempted robbery: "A Selma businessman was hospitalized and a suspect killed following an attempted robbery over the weekend. Selma police said a second suspect was arrested. Authorities said it happened Saturday night about 7:30 p-m when two juveniles confronted Nathaniel Gary after he closed his business on Broad Street. Police said Gary, owner of Doc's Fashions, exchanged gunshots with 18-year-old Michael Walker and 17-year-old Keotha Billingsley. Walker was shot dead. Billingsley fled the scene, but he was arrested and charged with first-degree robbery. Police said Gary was shot in the leg and was treated and released. Police said he will NOT face charges."

1 comment:

Big Gay Al said...

Why can't they go after the criminals, instead of the guns? I guess the easy answer is, it's easier to blame an inanimate object that can't defend it's self, then it is to go after people who get the benefit of the doubt.