...After two policewomen were slain with a grenade and a pistol last night. As utterly useless as I've always found the British police, they should've been armed long ago. The handgun ban has been proven on countless occasions to be completely ineffective (gun crime involving handguns has steadily risen since the ban), and should be revoked. Criminals have made it patently clear that they'll ignore whatever firearms legislation is put in place, and the steady rise in illegal immigration has seen the arrival of much, much more violent gangs on hour streets. Manchester Police Shootings - Telegraph PS. Notice how they've disabled the comment option, so as to avoid facilitating any discussion over our utterly ridiculous gun laws.