Re: Explain how the British politicians think?
Newspapers cannot report what has not happened. Sure, they twist things from time to time and write things to put a different slant on it. Having said that, it is also true that we were not in the courtroom and do not know of all the things that were said. There may be more to the gun story than the paper is publishing. To my mind, an English Jury would apply common sense in this situation and if what they report is true, they would have defied the law - unless the judge directed them wrongly (I know that happens, as it happened to me and I was found not guilty on a Point of Law after appealing.)
What is worrying, is that we are becoming more and more like a police state and it is due more and more to this Labour government. It started under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown doesn't have the gumption to stop it. If I had young children wishing to use that playground, they would have to cart me off in a police car before I would remove myself from watching my children. Whatever happened to innocent till proven guilty?
Gun crime, like Alpha stated, has never been as serious here as in other countries, mainly due to ourgun laws, now and previously, but having said that, most gun crimes are committed with illegally owned weapons. No, I do not believe gun crime has been reduced due to the new laws.
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