The left loves to talk about gun control and how it will lead to peace, but a quick look around the world shows that this belief is utter nonsense. I’ve talked about the example of Cuba under its brutal gun-grabbing communist government, but what about more stable and richer countries?
Well, they are in the same boat: they banned guns and it didn’t bring peace. Let’s examine the case of the United Kingdom.
Welcome to the Gun-Free Paradise of the United Kingdom
Americans fought a revolution to get out from under the thumb of the Brits and their mad king. They wanted our weapons then, and they still want them now from their own citizens! The UK started infringing on gun rights for centuries; as their country has become more and more leftist, it has gone further down the road to making it illegal for citizens to own most guns.
A shooting in 1996 caused the whole UK to come together and talk about the evil of handguns, which led to new laws making it illegal to own most handguns. The government of Tony Blair went further and got rid of almost all remaining gun rights.
The job was done: peace would now come. Right? Absolutely wrong.
Uk and Australian gun control had no major impact on homicides.
Making people's lives better does reduce homicides.
— sunhawk (@sl600rt) August 6, 2021
UK Murder Rates Soar
In the early 2000s, as the UK went through the extreme gun control measures, something shocking happened. Murders and crime didn’t go down. They went up: way, way up. By 2003, the UK had the worst crime rate in Europe and homicide was up by 50%. The UK is now a very dangerous place to be and has a higher crime rate than the US.
Rape, murder, theft, and assault are at record highs across the country; cities like Birmingham and London are overrun by criminal gangs, random stabbings, terrorist activity and domestic abuse. It turns out that getting rid of guns didn’t make people safer, it just let black market guns, knife-wielding insane people, and violent psychopaths have a field of soft targets!
It also allowed the government to do whatever the hell they wanted and start arresting people for “hate speech,” turning the UK into something out of George Orwell. If we give up our guns here, we will absolutely end up with the same result.
Oh is that like how in the UK they had to start replacing kitchen knives with rubber knives because even with gun control, domestic violence is still a problem?
— Mikoto Nakadai (@IamAbarekiller) August 2, 2021
Time for Knife Control?
Considering how badly things have gone in the UK and how many crimes are now done with knives, perhaps they should bring in knife control? Actually, that’s not a joke.
The liberal lunatic mayor of London Sadiq Khan recently made that exact suggestion, saying more needs to be done to stop people buying knives. Guess what, Khan? Once you take away knives, people will use fists and bricks.
The problem isn’t weapons: the problem is criminals. When will these liberals finally learn?
When guns are taken away animals come out. "Epidemic of stabbings and acid attacks in London has gotten so bad that mayor Sadiq Khan is announcing broad new "knife control" policies designed to keep these weapons of war out of the hands of Londoners looking to cause others harm." pic.twitter.com/9akZVCdRQe
— Rich V (@N1snipe_rv) April 13, 2018