Britain’s Knife Violence Rates Destroy Liberal Narrative On Guns
(Tea Party 247) – Thanks to the liberal powers that be, the United Kingdom has become ground zero for knife violence. In their progressive pursuit to be a safer society by banning guns they likely did not anticipate sky-rocketing rates of violent incidents involving knives instead. Add to this, the left’s zealous desire to achieve diversity at all costs by bringing in droves of violent Middle Eastern and African migrants, and you’ve got yourself a thriving liberal dystopia.
The number of knife-related crimes that occurred in England and Wales has hit a record high, rising by seven percent over the previous year. That ought to be great for tourism.
New figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) found that in the year to September, police logged 44,771 knife crime offences. There were 617 homicides last year in England and Wales, with 40 per cent of those murders being committed with a knife or sharp object.
Helen Ross from the Office for National Statistics Centre for Crime and Justice said: “In the last year, there has been no change in overall levels of crime, however, this hides variations in different types of crime.”
“For example, there have been continued rises in fraud, vehicle offences and robbery, and decreases in burglary and homicide,” adding that: “Although the number of offences involving a knife has continued to increase, there is a mixed picture across police forces”.
The figures, which do not include data from Greater Manchester, due to a discrepancy in data logging, underline the scale of the knife crime epidemic currently plaguing the United Kingdom, a country with very strict gun laws.
Khan's London: Average of 40 Knife Crimes Every Day https://t.co/xl4qZOjJfq
— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) April 7, 2019
For his part, London Mayor Sadiq Kahn naturally down plays the figures and the problem, saying in a statement, “The scourge of violent crime is still rising — and faster elsewhere than here in London. The only solution is to be both tough on crime & on the causes. When will the Government finally fully reverse their cuts to the police, youth services, schools, sports facilities & councils?”
However, under Kahn’s leadership, the number of child stabbing victims in London has reached an 11-year high as of November and the murder rate in the city has reached the highest it has been in a decade.
The police are doing everything within their power to crackdown on knife crimes but thanks to the mass influx of migrants, street gang activity is making this an almost impossible task.
The number of fatal teenage stabbings in London has reached an 11-year high. https://t.co/tmTBsi42d3
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) November 27, 2019
This is what progressive liberal policies get a country. Lawmakers either ignorantly believe that the answer to ending mass violence is taking away guns or they are purposefully attempting to disarm the population to achieve total control (aka tyranny).
If criminals don’t have guns, they will still find ways to hurt each other. It’s completely ridiculous to believe that doing away with guns will somehow make a country safer. It’s the same logic as saying since people die in car accidents we should outlaw cars. The end result is never better and the only people who end up suffering are law-abiding citizens.