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Murderous London

Janet Daley thinks that London needs a Rudy Giuliani to clean up the crime. Her column doesn't mention the real issue, though, which is that the British policy against self defense has created incentives for the human predators that infest their nation.

Perry DeHavilland has much more insight into the problem, as he relates a tragedy that happened to his neighbor.

Posted by Rand Simberg at December 01, 2004 06:45 AM
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I didn't understand it when New Yorkers allowed their city to become a sewer and I don't understand this about London either.

Why would you continue to vote for and support officials who do not meet your needs, especially the needs for safety and security?

Guess this falls into the same reasoning that had so many Europeans HOPING for a Kedwards victory. But how do you get there, thinking wise, I can't phathom.

Posted by Steve at December 1, 2004 07:21 AM

It's easy to see why these people arrive where they do. They have lived comfortable lives with little real conflict. These comfy lives allow them to think that people are really better than what they are and to believe that the government can care for them just like their parents, or better, in some cases.

People who want a gun ban are not rational. They would rather believe that guns kill and cause people to kill rather than consider that some people are maniacal SOBs.

Years ago, before life got more convenient, these idiots would have been laughed off the street. Now, people have grown too complacent and allow emotion to trump reason.

Posted by Dave Allen at December 1, 2004 09:20 AM

I like guns!! Guns are good!!

Posted by Josh "Hefty" Reiter at December 1, 2004 10:23 AM

Guns are neither good nor bad, they are merely tools. That said, I like tools, especially power tools.

Posted by Mike Puckett at December 1, 2004 12:23 PM

I forgot this is the same country whose PM said "..there will be peace in our time."

However they must have forgotten history after that statement, i.e. The Battle of Britian, WWII in general, the IRA in perpetuity and several other times in the last 50 or so years they have had to defend themselves, at home and abroad.

They are outta their Falkland minds over there.

Posted by Steve at December 1, 2004 01:24 PM

I didn't understand it when New Yorkers allowed their city to become a sewer

You miss an important point there... New Yorkers didn't allow it, as they were busily fleeing to 'burbs. The Metropolis > Sewer conversion was a result, not a cause.

Posted by Derek L. at December 1, 2004 02:58 PM

A quick google on comparative homocide rates has New York running at 2.5 times London.

There were no murders in that London borough last year, not even domestic related.

This is a tragic event but like all tragegies it can't be viewed in issolation.

Posted by Dave at December 2, 2004 03:25 AM

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