2 women shot dead...known to shooter...we need common sense gun laws....in Britain...

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    Here we have 2 women shot to death.....the apparently knew their killer.....the thing is, they banned and confiscated guns in Britain...this sort of thing wasn't supposed to happen there...that is what the British people were promised when they gave up their guns....

    Two women shot dead in the sleepy seaside town of St Leonards

    Two women have been shot dead at a house in the sleepy seaside town of St Leonards-on-Sea in East Sussex, police said.

    Sussex Police said said it had launched a murder investigation.

    Two other women - including one who is pregnant - were led to safety by officers and taken to hospital. Both were uninjured but suffering from shock.
     
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    If they had as many guns as they have people no one would get shot. Got it.
     
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    DickTiny, the only reason why this is news in the UK is because it is such a rare event there.

    2 Dead would be a slow weekend in most American cities.
     
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    Yes...they banned and confiscated guns on the promise it would lower the gun crime rate......the British people were lied to by their anti gun government...

    Culture of violence: Gun crime goes up by 89% in a decade | Daily Mail Online

    The latest Government figures show that the total number of firearm offences in England and Wales has increased from 5,209 in 1998/99 to 9,865 last year - a rise of 89 per cent.

    The number of people injured or killed by guns, excluding air weapons, has increased from 864 in 1998/99 to a provisional figure of 1,760 in 2008/09, an increase of 104 per cent .




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    Crime rise is biggest in a decade, ONS figures show

    Ministers will also be concerned that the country is becoming increasingly violent in nature, with gun crime rising 23% to 6,375 offences, largely driven by an increase in the use of handguns.

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    Gun crime in London increases by 42% - BBC News

    Gun crime offences in London surged by 42% in the last year, according to official statistics.

    Top trauma surgeon reveals shocking extent of London’s gun crime

    A leading trauma surgeon has told how the number of patients treated for gunshot injuries at a major London hospital has doubled in the last five years.

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    He said the hospital’s major trauma centre had seen a bigger rise in gunshot injuries compared to knife wounds and that the average age of victims was getting younger.

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    Last year, gun crime offences in London increased for a third year running and by 42 per cent, from 1,793 offences in 2015/16 to 2,544 offences in 2016/17. Police have seized 635 guns off the streets so far this year.

    Dr Griffiths, who also teaches medical students, said: “Our numbers of victims of gun injury have doubled [since 2012]. Gunshot injuries represent about 2.5 per cent of our penetrating trauma.

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    Dr Griffiths said the average age of gun crime victims needing treatment at the hospital had decreased from 25 to the mid to late teens since 2012.

    He added that medics at the Barts Health hospital’s major trauma centre in Whitechapel had seen a bigger rise in patients with gun injuries rather than knife wounds and that most were caused by pistols or shotguns.

    Met Police commander Jim Stokley, who was also invited to speak at the meeting, said that handguns and shotguns were the weapons of choice and that 46 per cent of London’s gun crime discharges were gang-related.

    He said: “We believe that a lot of it is associated with the drugs trade, and by that I mean people dealing drugs at street level and disagreements between different gangs.”

    Violent crime on the rise in every corner of the country, figures suggest

    But analysis of the figures force by force, showed the full extent of the problem, with only one constabulary, Nottinghamshire, recording a reduction in violent offences.

    The vast majority of police forces actually witnessed double digit rises in violent crime, with Northumbria posting a 95 per cent increase year on year.

    Of the other forces, Durham Police recorded a 73 per cent rise; West Yorkshire was up 48 per cent; Avon and Somerset 45 per cent; Dorset 39 per cent and Warwickshire 37 per cent.

    Elsewhere Humberside, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Wiltshire and Dyfed Powys all saw violence rise by more than a quarter year on year.





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    Wondering how it is that states with high rates of firearm ownership and the least restrictive gun laws, such as New Hampshire, Vermont, and Idaho, have some of the lowest homicide rates found anywhere in the world.

    Could it be that people commit murder and not inanimate objects?
     
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