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Knife Control in Great Britain? by Miguel A. Faria, MD

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In a previous article, I described how news articles coming out of BBC News have become so biased and critical not only of President Donald Trump and Republicans but also of our judicial system and crime statistics. The pot I showed was calling the kettle black! In fact in that same article I responded exposing the deplorable crime statistics in Great Britain despite draconian gun control laws. I wrote:

“America has its share of crime, but at least in the U.S. it has been decreasing for decades, while in Great Britain it is increasing exponentially. London has become and not just for burglaries, but also for rapes and assaults with guns and knives. And remember knives are prohibited on the streets of London and handguns are prohibited in all of Great Britain.”

Great Britain has been swamped with immigrants like much of Europe, many of them contributing not only to common crimes but also terrorism and ethnic strife. “Britain has also become .” Acid attacks require a bit of an explanation. It refers to the horrible mutilating practice by immigrants from India and southeast Asian countries of throwing acid or other corrosive substances in the face of unwary victims, a practice that amounts to more than 800 per year. 

Furthermore, I found:

“London has surpassed New York City in serious crimes and murders, something that has not happened in two hundred years, not even at the time of Jack the Ripper and the Whitechapel murders (1888-1891). In fact, the latest crime figures for England and Wales compiled in the fall of 2017 reveal an overall increase in violence and crime that astounded the United Kingdom — a 22 percent rise in rape, 26 percent rise in knife crimes, and a dramatic and even steeper rise in gun offenses — compounding the ascent that was noted in 2016.”

British flag with knife

乐动体育APPAnd yet, in the past six months (from the time I wrote the article), progressive British Labor politicians are finally admitting the problem of increasing violence — never mind they continue to push for the same failed solutions of gun control and prohibition of self-defense. Incredibly they are now blaming Prime Minister Theresa May for their own failures at crime control in the large cities where their own Labour politicians control municipalities, particularly the industrial districts such as Liverpool and Manchester, not to mention London. Labour politicians recruited a former police official Lord Stevens (Metropolitan Commissioner, 2000-2005) to criticize Mrs. May for alleged “mishandling crime and policing as PM and when she was home secretary.” This gives new meaning to the term finger-pointing and misallocation of responsibility.

Where was Lord Stevens when Labour officials and London’s Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan, launched their campaign against using “stop and search” on ethnic groups? Police officials have done nothing to oppose the soft-on-crime policies of Labour politicians in the metropolitan areas. The rank and file police officers are afraid to act. As I reported previously, “London police chief Cressida Dick has admitted, 'constables have become fearful of confronting suspects as they might get into trouble or might not be supported if they had a complaint.' ” Now knife violence has become a growing concern in the capital; although knives, as we pointed out, are already prohibited on the streets of London.

Knife offences in England and Wales

This week a crowed, “Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said Mrs. May was not doing enough to tackle the root causes of knife crime.” Doesn’t that sound familiar? Labour has even recruited a "conservative" politician and Home Secretary of the United Kingdom, Sajid Javid, who called for knife crime to be “treated like a disease.” It seems gun control tactics from America are crossing the Atlantic to our British cousins to assist them in pushing for knife control as a public health issue in place of crime control. In the meantime, British citizens will have to barricade themselves in their homes, which are no longer their castles, and be prepared to run in the streets as there is no such thing as “stand your ground.” Those accosted, mugged, or knifed would be lucky to find a constable when they need him, and one who would be willing to intercede.

Great Britian knife attack victims

All the while, women will continue to become rape victims with no right to armed self-defense. When confronted by a rapist, British women have been instructed to run, and if outrun, to shout. The use of any type of weapon to fend off home invasion or to deter a rapist — knives, or God forbid, guns — are forbidden. If all else fails, the only item that a woman is permitted to use is a rape alarm!

So there you have it! This is the status, or rather the nadir, that human dignity has reached for law-abiding citizens in Great Britain, where criminals are coddled, while social and economic justifications are made for their crimes.

Written by Dr. Miguel Faria

Miguel A. Faria, M.D., is Associate Editor in Chief in socioeconomics, politics, medicine, and world affairs of Surgical Neurology International (SNI). He was appointed and served at the behest of President George W. Bush as member of the Injury Research Grant Review Committee of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2002-2005. His newly released book is (2019). This article is excerpted in part from his book.

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Knife control in Great Britain

Sad. Great Britain, the historical ancestral basis of American government and culture is pretty much circling the toilet. What hundreds of years of wars including World War II could not do to bring down this country, self flagellation via uncontrolled Islamic migration has the British on the brink of third world status and relevance.--- Speedle (GOPUSA)
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Britain is another example of a once-great country being destroyed by Socialist politicians. Banning guns did not work, so they banned knives. What next will they ban? Baseball bats? Rolling pins? The Third World invasion of Britain is destroying the country, yet the politicians allow the situation to continue. The British people who are victimized by all those criminals have only themselves to blame for electing morons like Tony Blair, and others of their ilk. British people, wake up! Stop electing the Socialist politicians who are destroying your country!---Ida-reno (GOPUSA)
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乐动体育APP Actually, and to be fair, Tony Blair, although Labor, was one of the best PM for Great Britain in recent years, surpassed only by Margaret Thatcher and Boris Johnson (both Tories!)---MAF

More knife attacks — London violence

Police are searching for a knifeman after four people were stabbed in a spate of attacks in north London over the weekend.

乐动体育APPEdmonton stabbings: Four people hurt in 'random attacks' BBC, March 31, 2019

A woman and three men were all approached from behind and knifed in the back as they walked alone in Edmonton. Police said each victim appeared to "selected at random" for being "alone and vulnerable" in the potentially linked attacks. Two are in a critical condition.

The Metropolitan Police said officers were working on the theory the suspect acted alone and "mental health issues may be a factor." A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing GBH but police say inquiries continue to establish if he is the person behind the stabbings...

GOA on the passage of the gun bill in the House

Anti-gun Democrats Should be Concerned About What Happened in the House

Democrats may have applauded the passage [Feb 27] yesterday of their crown jewel of gun control on the floor of the House. But what they don’t realize is that yesterday was not a good day for them. As much as they tried to put a brave face on their 240-190 final passage vote on H.R. 8, the truth is that — thanks to your activism — virtually every Republican opposed the bill.

And that means anti-gun Democrats face a HUGE uphill battle in getting enough Senate Republicans to support the National Gun Registry, a bill which would mandate Universal Background Checks. We already knew there were five Republican cosponsors supporting the bill in the House.  So in addition to those five, only THREE other Republicans defected yesterday. 

For the record, here’s the GOP gallery of shame: Buchanan, Vernon (FL); Diaz-Balart, Mario (FL); Fitzpatrick, Brian (PA); Hurd, Will (TX); King, Peter (NY); Mast, Brian (FL); Smith, Chris (NJ); Upton, Fred (MI)

To be sure, yesterday’s vote [Feb 28] is not what the Democrats had planned for.  They had hoped that dozens of frightened Republicans would defect — and that the bill would go to the Senate as a genuinely bipartisan proposal. What’s more, H.R. 8 goes to the Senate with a poison pill which will make it considerably less palatable to anti-gun Democrats in the upper chamber.

乐动体育APPUnder a successful amendment offered by Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), illegal aliens who fail background checks would have to be turned in to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  Given that most liberal Democrats want to abolish ICE, this threw the whole Democratic caucus into a tizzy.  As the clock ticked on the roll call vote, Democrats sat there — stunned — trying to figure out whether to alienate their gun control base or the illegal immigration advocates. H.R. 8 now goes to the Senate.  So please stay tuned for our next alert which will urge you to contact your Senators.

乐动体育APPBecause that is where the battle lines will form.  And that is where we must defeat H.R. 8. Given that we may have a majority of Senators who oppose H.R. 8, things actually look promising for us. But we can’t take anything for granted, so I strongly encourage you to take action as soon as you receive GOA’s next action alert.--- Michael Hammond, , 28 February 2019

The poison pill in the Universal Background Check bill

乐动体育APPBut there was also a poison pill for Democrats in the gun bill. As Fox News Reported:

"After more than two dozen moderate Democrats broke from their party's progressive wing and sided with Republicans on a legislative amendment Wednesday, New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reportedly sounded the alarm in a closed-door meeting Thursday and said those Democrats were 'putting themselves on a list.'

乐动体育APP"The legislation that prompted the infighting was a bill that would expand federal background checks for gun purchases.But a key provision requiring U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to be notified if illegal immigrants attempt to purchase guns saw 26 moderate Democrats side with Republicans. According to the Washington Post, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi scolded her wayward center-leaning colleagues, telling them:'We are either a team or we’re not, and we have to make that decision.'"

Rep Ocasio-Cortez was most incensed with her wayward colleagues, put them on a list, and warned she would "help progressive activists unseat those moderates in their districts in the 2020 elections" for collaborating with the enemy.

It is also astounding to me that only 26 Democrats defected on such a reasonable amendment to H.R. 8, the Universal Background Check bill (aka Universal Gun Registry bill) that would reasonably help the ICE track down illegal aliens attempting to purchase guns illegally, especially for the same Party that wants to limit gun availability and disarm law-abiding American citizens. It speaks volume not only for hypocrisy but also how far the Democrat Party has moved to the left!--- MAF

But.... But... Trump?!?

Yes, that is right. Some in New Zealand are already blaming Trump for this loss of life. I didn't know until recently how repulsively progressive many New Zealanders are. Of course, if you are of any nationality and blame Trump, you have a friend for life in the American progressive community.

These same American progressives blamed Trump for creating the hostile anti-Semitic environment necessary for the Tree of Life shooter to kill the congregants of the synagogue with the same name. What is especially maddening is that the guy who did it hated Trump. BUT NOW, if you point out how close Trump is with his substantially Jewish family, a progressive will remind you of the old cliche, "Some of my best friends are Jews/blacks/etc."

Well, no. Sorry. There is a big difference between saying that and the president's deep and sincere love for the Jewish end of his family.

Basically, many liberals are morons. Why are they unaware that currently, many "White Supremacist" groups are putting far distance between themselves and Mr. Trump because of his unwavering support of Israel and his support of Jews in general, including those in his family? My only surprise is that any ever claimed support of him, given these relationships of his, and his well known pro Israel stance.

The Mueller report turned out to be the dud we on the right all knew it would be. Mueller does not have to release it for us to know. The left knows too. Right now there seems to be the initial calm of shock from the left, but I am wondering when the chaos of 2016 will again begin. It is only a matter of time.--ARB

New Zealand shooting, more gun control!

Media, Anti-Gun Left Go Full Tilt for Gun Control

乐动体育APPAs if there weren’t enough gun battles to fight in this country, the media is now trying to use a horrible tragedy abroad as an excuse for more gun control here.

The Daily Caller is running an opinion editorial that I authored today, detailing the misinformation and misreporting that the media is circulating in the aftermath of what happened in New Zealand... Here are the three main points I made in my Daily Caller article:

1. New Zealand has far greater gun control than we have in the United States. More gun control has not made people any safer.

2. The killer broke off the attack, only after being confronted with a weapon. It’s not your typical “good guy with a gun” story, but lives were still saved -- and few outlets have mentioned it.

乐动体育APP3. There is documented evidence that media reporting on mass shootings has actually fueled great anger and mayhem and ... death.

On this last point, how convenient that the media avoids any accountability by shifting the focus away from themselves and, instead, are calling for Second Amendment restrictions.
Several media outlets are falsely claiming that Australia’s gun confiscation lowered crime rates and stopped mass shootings from occurring. And they make these claims, hoping to gin up support for a ban on commonly-owned firearms here.

But both of these assertions are false, as my article shows. One thing is for sure, however. Given that New Zealand already registers semi-automatic firearms, officials will now have a target list which they can turn into a gun confiscation list. And just as gun confiscation failed to stop mass killings and mass shootings in Australia, it will most certainly not make the people any safer in New Zealand.

Both of these countries are reminders that the anti-gun Left will keep pushing for gun control until they get their desired goal — gun confiscation. That is why we cannot compromise. And here at Gun Owners of America, we will not compromise. Thanks so much for standing with us.

In Liberty, Erich Pratt, Executive Director, GOA