BBC: "Violent offences in England and Wales reached record levels in 2004-5 with police recording one million crimes - up 7% from the previous year. Police figures show 1,035,046 violent incidents against the person, excluding sexual offences and robberies. Police recorded just under 11,000 gun crimes, up 6%, and 73 people were killed with guns over a 12 month period - five more than the previous year. Homicide, threats to kill, serious wounding and other serious incidents were up 3%. "
Let's see... they took away the public's right to self defense (by taking away their right to bear arms) and violent crime SOARED. COINCIDENCE!? No. Only law-abiding citizens obey gun laws; criminals don't. And they get guns and they use them - more than if they believed that potential victims were armed. And knifings are up in Britain, too. So, don't go thiniong that by taking away guns you reduce ANY violence overall. No statistics from anywhere in the world demonstrate that gun control reduces crime or saves lives. In fact, there's a growing body of evidence that just the OPPOSITE happens. SEE ABOVE!