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calendar   Thursday - November 29, 2007

Big anti-gun sweep in Britain … oops

Peiper’s post reminded me that the Daily Mail is always a great source of moonbattery. It’s a great way to start your day.

Full article here .





118 arrested and 1,300 guns seized in massive firearms raid

Nearly 120 people were arrested and 1,300 guns and imitation firearms seized in a major police crackdown, it was announced today.

Raids in hotspots which account for more than half of Britain’s gun crime - Manchester, London, Liverpool and Birmingham - involved more than 1,000 officers yesterday.

Wow, sounds impressive! Looks like a major crackdown on criminals. You go Britannia!!

The operation seized 10 handguns and £5,900 in cash.

Officers also confiscated six imitation handguns, 1,290 other realistic imitation firearms, three CS gas canisters, a stun gun and four air weapons.

Aah, what? The headline says 1300 guns but it turns out that 1296 of them were toys? And 4 BB guns. Calling London ... calling London, this is Reality Base One. ‘Allo ‘allo? Um, is this thing on?

A large number of knives and batons were also recovered, along with five separate seizures of live ammunition. In all, 67 warrants were executed and 34 vehicles were seized.

Wow, 5 whole boxes of ammo. And some knives. And a bunch of sticks!! Damn, I am impressed. Such a shame that it took over 1000 cops to gather a haul like that.

The operation was part of an anti-gang action plan set up by Home Secretary Jacqui Smith in September, shortly after schoolboy Rhys Jones was shot and killed near his Liverpool home.

Ms Smith said: “Getting guns off our streets is a top priority for the Government and the day of action sends a strong message to criminals and the community that weapons won’t be tolerated.

“Yesterday’s success proves that gun crime can be tackled and communities can stand up against the intimidation of guns.”

Especially the eviiil intimidationtm of all those toys. I’m sure little Timmy can sleep better at night because of this.

As one commenter put it “I wonder if I should call 999 and inform the police that the little boy down the road has a complete cowboy outfit, including a pair of cap guns?”


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