Saturday, September 10, 2005

More on guns

In my earlier posting on gun control, commenters suggested that relaxation of the gun laws would lead to an explosion of gun crime.

Today the BBC reports a police officer's take on the availability of firearms:

Brent's borough commander, Chief Supt Andy Bamber, said the availability of firearms in the borough was "absolutely horrifying".

"People can easily get a firearm and the age group of those getting involved is coming down," he said.

If guns are easily available to criminals, then the only people who will benefit from the relaxation of the gun laws are the law-abiding.