NNTP-Posting-Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2003 16:50:39 -0600
From: Barry Lennox
Subject: Re: MICROWAVE DETECTOR FOR CONCEALED FIREARMS.
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2003 11:52:53 +1300
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On Sun, 12 Jan 2003 15:55:14 +0000, John Woodgate
>I read in sci.electronics.design that Barry Lennox
> wrote (in email@example.com>) about 'MICROWAVE DETECTOR FOR CONCEALED FIREARMS.', on
>Sun, 12 Jan 2003:
>>I seem to recall reading a report in Time or Newsweek or something
>>similar that armed crime in the UK has not decreased in any
>>significant manner since the somewhat draconian gun control measures
>>introduced a few years back, any accurate data out there?
>It's increased, but that is because the gun-control laws were intended
>to deal with the very rare but horrifying massacres by lunatics who held
>guns legally, and the theft of insecurely-held guns in private houses,
>whereas what we have now is Afro-Caribbean and Balkan gang-warfare using
>illegally-held guns, **which no-one imagines that the original gun-
>control laws can prevent**.
So, why don't you do your country a favour and toss them out? Let me
guess; hand-wringing PCism.
So what do your new "fix-everything" gun laws achieve?
It seems like they don't fix the gun/gang problem.
IIRC, the most horrific episode was some nutter running amok in a
school and killing 10-12 children and teachers. If you still permit
double barrel shotguns, then the nutter could still do the same.
Schoolkids are hardly going to rush him in the few seconds it takes to
reload. Seems like they have not fixed this scenario either.
Bet they have annoyed the hell out of legitimate owners, and boosted
the police numbers and budgets by some whopping amount.
It's the same old knee-jerking crap from lying, cheating vote-catching
Poly's They are the same the world over, and should be admonished::
"Dont' just do something;; Stand there!!"