[Rushtalk] Gun bans as worthless as democrat promises

John A. Quayle blueoval57 at verizon.net
Wed Mar 16 10:58:50 MDT 2016

         Here in Penn's Woods, there's a new 
anti-2nd Amendment group called "Safe In PA." 
They make it sound so non-confrontational, but 
it's the exact opposite. The governor (Tom Wolf) 
is after more legislation because of a spate of 
gun violence in recent days - including a 
5-person ambush at a cookout in Wilkinsburg just 
last Thursday. This issue is going to play a HUGE 
role in the upcoming elections.................


At 10:54 AM 3/16/2016, Carl Spitzer wrote:

>Violent crime rises by 27% after killings hit a 
>five-year high: Surge in gun and knife attacks 
>blamed for significant increase Surge in gun and 
>knife attacks has led to a rise in recorded 
>crime in UK Around 4.3m offences reported - the 
>biggest annual increase in 15 years Murder and 
>manslaughter shot up 14% to their highest total 
>in five years Criminologists suggest rising 
>murder rate may be due to ‘cocktail’ factors 
>such as immigration, gang culture and police focusing on other crimes
>PUBLISHED: 20:19 EST, 21 January 2016
>A surge in violence fuelled by gun and knife 
>attacks has led to a significant rise in 
>recorded crime, official statistics revealed 
>yesterday. More than 4.3million offences were 
>reported, a rise of 6 per cent and the biggest 
>annual increase for nearly 15 years. Murder and 
>manslaughter shot up 14 per cent to their 
>highest total in five years – up 71 to 574 in the year to last September.
>In Britain official statistics reveal that 
>murder and manslaughter rates fuelled by gun and 
>knife violence have shot up 14 per cent to their 
>highest total in five years – up 71 to 574 in 
>the year to last September (file image) 
>Criminologists suggest the rising murder rate 
>could be due to a ‘cocktail’ of factors, such as 
>immigration, gang culture and police focusing on 
>other investigations like phone hacking. David 
>Wilson, professor of criminology at Birmingham 
>City University, said: ‘Because detective have 
>been put on other tasks, such as investigating 
>child sexual abuse, there are fewer people to 
>sift local intelligence with the hope of stopping violence.’
>Violent offences, including rape, jumped 27 per 
>cent to more than 885,000 in England and Wales. 
>Attacks in which the victim suffered injures 
>leapt 16 per cent to nearly 404,000. Crimes 
>involving guns rose by 4 per cent to 4,994 while 
>those in which a knife or other sharp weapon was 
>used increased by 9 per cent to 27,487. 
>Attempted murders involving a knife rose by 
>almost a quarter to 305 and knifepoint rapes 
>soared by 26 per cent to 341, said the Office 
>for National Statistics. Reports of sex attacks 
>rose by 36 per cent to a record 99,609 – the 
>equivalent of 273 rapes and other sexual offences a day.
>Violent offences, including rape, jumped 27 per 
>cent to more than 885,000 in England and Wales. 
>Attacks in which the victim suffered injures 
>leapt 16 per cent to nearly 404,000 (file image) 
>It was one of the largest annual increases since 
>the National Crime Recording Standard was 
>introduced in 2003. The ONS said rape reports 
>rose almost 39 per cent to 33,431, equivalent to 
>91 a day. Knifepoint rapes were up by 26 per cent to 341.
>Some 20,865 of rape victims were women, the rest 
>being men and children. The crime figures mark a 
>reversal of a long-term drop in crime and are 
>sure to alarm ministers because experts believe 
>they reflect real increases rather than better 
>recording by police. On the rise in knife and 
>gun crime, the ONS said: ‘It is generally 
>thought these categories are less likely to be 
>influenced by changes in recording practice than 
>less serious violent crime. ‘Thus the rise is 
>likely to represent a real change in the 
>downward trend seen in recent years.’ The number 
>of crimes logged by police is still 20 per cent 
>lower than in 2006-07 under Labour. Marian 
>Fitzgerald, visiting professor of criminology at 
>the University of Kent, said soaring violence 
>could be linked to the upturn in the economy as 
>people are better off and can spend more going out drinking alcohol.
>The ONS said the overall rise was mainly due to 
>victims being ‘more willing’ to come forward and 
>better police records. Forces reported a fall in 
>robberies and theft but there was a 3 per cent 
>increase in shoplifting and a 6 per cent rise in 
>vehicle theft, the third upturn in a row. Fraud 
>– including credit card and banking offences, 
>plus mail, phone and online scams – jumped 5 per cent to 604,601.
>The picture was complicated by figures from the 
>Crime Survey of England and Wales, which found a 
>6 per cent fall in overall crime to 6.6million 
>incidents, the lowest since 1981. This looks at 
>people’s experiences of crimes and includes 
>incidents not reported to police. But some, such 
>as bank and credit card frauds, are left out. 
>Mark Castle, of Victim Support, said knife crime 
>‘shatters the lives of so many and more must be 
>done to educate people about the dangers of carrying knives’.
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