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Criminals Switch -- Blades

The lamestream media told you:

Nothing, unless you live in the U.K. --
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/9024711/Knife-crime-rises-by-ten-per-cent.html

National police figures show the number of robberies involving knives rose from 13,971 in 2010 to 15,313 last year, despite the overall number of crimes recorded by police falling by four per cent to 4.1 million, figures showed today.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

In a report that surprised no one in the U.S., crime with knives has increased in Great Britain, which has a virtual ban on firearms for the public. Handguns are essentially impossible to obtain, and long guns for hunting are strictly controlled and constantly monitored.

The report by the Telegraph, pointing out a decrease in overall crime, didn't refer at all to the criminal switch to knives, with guns so much harder to obtain. They also failed to point out that, with a population of 62 million, the chances of being a victim in a knife or other crime is only 1 out of 15, not very good for a nation touted as safe thanks to its gun-free approach to fighting crime.

According to the report, "Chief Constable Jon Murphy, the lead for crime for the Association of Chief Police Officers, said... 'This has been driven by a rise in robberies of personal property and police forces will want to focus actions on tackling these offences and offering crime prevention advice.'" We can only hope that they're crime-prevention advice is, like, really really good.

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  • Freelance writer Alan Korwin is a founder and past president of the Arizona Book Publishing Association. With his wife Cheryl he operates Bloomfield Press, the largest producer and distributor of gun-law books in the country. Here writing as "The Uninvited Ombudsman," Alan covers the day's stories as they ought to read. Read more.

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