Wow MAGr, talk about being selective.
#1 Why the hell would you bring up my relatives? I already know alot of you brits are racist and you people are the people who caused a lot of problems in the world, especially from my ancestrial neck of the woods. What's most infuriating is that my "relatives" are still buying back items your ancestors loots from my ancestors - at gun point. So don't even dare mention "relatives" of mine. You're a piece of work.
#2 Anyways, you seem to be very selective in what stats you choose, especially from a article entitled "Firearm crime continues to rise".
"The number of crimes involving firearms increased by just under 3% in the 12 months to March 2003, to 10,250.
It was well below the 35% rise in the previous year, when gun crime leapt from 7,362 firearms offences to 9,974. "
You do realize hand guns were banned since 1996 or there about right?http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39458000/gif/_39458052_firearms_416graph.gif
Crime has near doubled since the ban.
Look at the 2004 figures as opposed to previous years.
Anyways, whatever you want. You want firearms out of your own hands? Fine.
I and my own countrymen will fight to keep our rights. It hasn't been our military and police that protects our rights to freedom of speech. It's my fellow vigilant countrymen. We'll keep our arms and our wits about us.
You can wait for the police while you're bleeding to death.