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(The Sun)   1 in 3 Britons hit by crime. Lesser ratio hit by toothbrush/toothpaste   ( divider line
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1996 clicks; posted to Main » on 17 Feb 2003 at 6:06 PM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-02-17 04:43:32 PM  
Yep, cops without guns, the only way to fight crime.

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"STOP! Or I'll say 'stop' again!"
2003-02-17 06:09:44 PM  
great headline. HA HA.
2003-02-17 06:10:37 PM  
Fantastic headline.
2003-02-17 06:11:30 PM  
"I'd hate to be a dustbin in shaftsbury tonight..."
2003-02-17 06:12:10 PM  
I wonder how many of them were in london? or how much can be accounted for in the worst parts of england?

I hate statistics. just vehicles for more laws and spending.
2003-02-17 06:13:39 PM  
If they had more handguns, they could shoot their teeth out.
2003-02-17 06:14:41 PM  
that one gave me a chuckle.
2003-02-17 06:14:46 PM  
Hahaha. Look at us stupid Brits with our bad teeth. We're so stupid. Why don't you Americans ever think of anything orginal? Oh yeah, I forgot, it's because you're stupid

That's what the brits will say when they read this thread.
2003-02-17 06:14:54 PM  
As a farker who doesn't live in the UK, I feel qualified to give advice to the Britons.

My first spot of advice is to stop conducting these "shock surveys", whatever they are.

They sound most upsetting.
2003-02-17 06:15:27 PM  
But half of victims did not bother telling police - because they thought it would be a waste of time.

And apparently, they were right.
2003-02-17 06:16:53 PM  
Didn't they install a bunch of cameras that were supposed to help prevent crime? Looks like they're working perfectly.
2003-02-17 06:18:17 PM  
Well, take away their guns and have a wild guess at what will happen...
2003-02-17 06:19:35 PM  
*gets his popcorn and grabs some random girl off the street to cuddle with by the ensuing flamewar*
2003-02-17 06:20:10 PM  
The worst teeth I have ever seen were on an American so you can RAM IT!
As the DHOH said about America (paraphrased) "The whiteness of your teeth is more important than the words that come from your mouth."

MPP:"We're the hooligans..."

"Look out, Ian! He's got a Spalding!"
2003-02-17 06:20:18 PM  
1 in 3 Britons?...

Crime would hit 'em!

2003-02-17 06:21:11 PM  

"You don't boil pizza!..."
2003-02-17 06:22:23 PM  
Hey libs. That gun control is working!!!
2003-02-17 06:22:28 PM  
I say we send the limeys a three Texans in a pickup truck to fix their problems.
2003-02-17 06:22:55 PM  
A Man - apparently an Encyclopedia Salesman - walks up to the door of an apartment and rings the bell. He is dressed smartly.

Man: Burglar! (a longish pause while he waits, he rings again) Burglar! (a woman appears at the other side of the door)
Woman: Yes?
Man: Burglar, madam.
Woman: What do you want?
Man: I want to come in and steal a few things, madam.
Woman: Are you an encyclopedia salesman?
Man: No madam, I'm a burglar. I burgle people.
Woman: I think you're an encyclopedia salesman.
Man: Oh I'm not, open the door, let me in please.
Woman: If I let you in, you'll sell me encyclopedias
Man: I won't, madam. I just want to come in and ransack the flat. Honestly.
Woman: Promise. No encyclopedias?
Man: None at all.
Woman: All right. (she opens the door) You'd better come in then. (Man enters through the door)
Man: Mind you I don't know whether you've really considered the advantages of owning a really fine set of modern encyclopedias ... (he pockets valuable) You know, they really can do you wonders (Monty Python´s Flying Circus 1989: 65f)
2003-02-17 06:25:18 PM  
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2003-02-17 06:26:44 PM  
This is what happens when you have runaway gun legislation. When will Britain learn?
2003-02-17 06:27:07 PM  
Having learned everything I know about Britain from "Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels", I would advise all law-abiding Britons to carry 15" black rubber dongs with them at all times to beat hooligans to death with.

Here in California they are mandatory.
2003-02-17 06:27:32 PM  
Seriously though...
Crime here is out of control.In the vast majority of cases if you get mugged don't bother reporting it, same goes for burglary in a lot of areas.
Unless of course you're a civil servant(work for the state). A civil servant friend of mine was mugged and reported it to the nearest police station.He knew full well the guy who did was hanging round the same place he attacked him so he told the officers and they said basically "It's not worth the trouble for us as it means lots of paperwork and he'll just walk away with a slapped wrist.". During his statement he mentioned he was a civil servant in a certain department and all of a sudden it was like "Where did you say this guy was?" and they took him in a squad car to pick up this a-hole. The guy actually got jail for this and my mate reckons it's only because he's a CS.
2003-02-17 06:27:51 PM  
Cscx: Precisely. Shouldn't this have the [image from too old to be available] tag?
2003-02-17 06:29:56 PM  
MPP: Heh :-) Just finished American Scream;Excellent bio.
2003-02-17 06:31:09 PM  
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2003-02-17 06:32:27 PM  
damn you bob
2003-02-17 06:34:10 PM  
02-17-03 04:43:32 PM Cscx
Yep, cops without guns, the only way to fight crime.
"STOP! Or I'll say 'stop' again!"

ROFL! I love it. Honestly I do. And those kokgobblers deserve it too, for allowing it to happen in the first place. Now that they have no guns they have no say so in the matter - unlike current America.

Folks in Massachusetts better pay attention and wise up - an armed society is a polite society. California and Washington DC have some of the toughest anti-gun laws in the country (not as bad as England, but trying hard) and guess where the hooligans cause riots? Not so much as graffiti in my neighborhood ... I wonder why ... maybe because in Texas taking a magic marker or spray paint to somebody's private property is a just cause to get a bullet in the arse. God forbid someone actually try to steal something in my hood, I have a cop two doors down that will help me dispose of the body.

Any people that simply gives up their guns or advocates getting rid of guns deserves to be enslaved. Attn Australia : you are next unless you start arming yourselves.
2003-02-17 06:34:31 PM  
Good Lord. A half-naked Rowan Atkinson. That's got to be the most disturbing image I've seen all day.
2003-02-17 06:36:02 PM  
Begin gun control debate involving the nationwide handgun ban in 3... 2... 1...
2003-02-17 06:41:08 PM  
Why Killemall and Glonoin are right (opens in new window)
2003-02-17 06:42:19 PM  
You know, as a Texas resident I thought things would go to hell in a handbasket when they approved the concealed carry law here a few years back. Instead, what I have noticed, is people are a hell of a lot more polite around here (even though Texans are pretty damned polite as it is) and all those asshole dipshiat bumperstickers started to disappear. Texans learned that displaying your politics, or your stupidity, on your car had the aggravating effect of drawing gunfire from the wackos. :P
2003-02-17 06:44:39 PM  
So instead of having a high petty crime rate, Americans would rather have a high murder rate? Riiiight.
2003-02-17 06:47:00 PM  
the good news is, the most dangerous places are the old established areas, not the areas full of "new residents" to the country. right?
2003-02-17 06:50:51 PM  
You know, as a Texas resident I thought things would go to hell in a handbasket when they approved the concealed carry law here a few years back. Instead, what I have noticed, is people are a hell of a lot more polite around here (even though Texans are pretty damned polite as it is) and all those asshole dipshiat bumperstickers started to disappear. Texans learned that displaying your politics, or your stupidity, on your car had the aggravating effect of drawing gunfire from the wackos. :P

Basically, what you're saying is that people are too scared to be impolite to other people for fear of being shot in the face. And Liberals - or anyone who dares go against the majority-stance on guns - are scared to display their political leanings lest their car be shot at?
Sounds like a wonderful place to live!
2003-02-17 06:57:39 PM  
Crime? On the rise? In a country that has done as much to protect the rights of its citizens to defend themselves as the UK? Unpossible!

Seriously, this is the country that advised it citizens to confront a burgaler with a set of keys INSTEAD of a knife to avoid liability. Did they not think that there would be consequences to behaving like that?
2003-02-17 06:57:49 PM  
Nitwit, you are exactly right!! God bless America!! As opposed to the brainiacs in the UK who's criminals and assorted dip shiats have nothing to fear, so they rob and offend all they like! God bless America, land that I love... :P
2003-02-17 07:06:28 PM  
Stupid Brits. They ban guns and five years later they have the highest crime in the industrial world.

Unfortuantly the USA is headed down the same farking path.

2003-02-17 07:10:52 PM  
Brits seeking a big safe cosmopolitan city should...

.. move to New York.

I wonder how the per-capita crime rates between New York & London compare..

Toodle pip, old bean!
2003-02-17 07:13:41 PM  
Sweet headline.
2003-02-17 07:14:53 PM  
They can have my gun when they pry it from my cold, dead hand.

BLAM!- Hahaha! Didn't count on me coming back as a zombie, did you?

Think of that fools- a nation of gun-weilding zombies!

Is that what you want?
Is that where you are leading us?!!!

You maniacs!
2003-02-17 07:16:43 PM  
1 in 3 is a lot? WTF? I don't know anyone at all who hasn't had their car broken into, been robbed or had something destroyed. Of course it did say in the last 12 months, but jesus christ, petty crime is not that big of a deal. Not shocking.
2003-02-17 07:18:23 PM  
best headline of the day.
2003-02-17 07:22:33 PM  
This is seriously dead for a pseudo-guncrime flame thread.

2003-02-17 07:33:18 PM  
Did anyone actually expect the crime rate to go down when they all but completely banned firearms? Another case of Eurotrash and their holier than thou, pseudo-utopian, BS "making the world a better place"...

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Sweet IIIIrony!!!
2003-02-17 07:45:13 PM  
the UK sucks, buncha disarmed subjects. Bow to your leaders, hahahahahhaa!
2003-02-17 07:48:06 PM  
Goatmans head is going to explode after reading that.
2003-02-17 07:55:26 PM  

Texans learned that displaying your politics, or your stupidity, on your car had the aggravating effect of drawing gunfire from the wackos. :P

Wacko's??? I double-dog-dare you to find a single case of a person with a concealed carry permit that used his/her gun in a crime. You won't find one because people who go through the classes, and forms and all the other red tape are law abiding people. The people using guns in crimes buy them hot off the street, or from shade pawn shops. Concealed-carry permits are not a bad thing at all.
2003-02-17 08:03:36 PM  
Hmm I understand that the problem with crime in the UK stems from either really lame judges, pointless laws or some combination thereof. Apperntly its not woth the cops time to arrest a burglar cause theyll get the equivalent of a cite and release or something else stupid. Of tighter laws may not solve all crimes but its hard to get really good burlary while sitting in a jail cell. Its even harder to commit the crime. Of course, I like the Texans in a pickup truck idea. Dead robber/muggers have a zero percent recidivism rate. Best part: If you remove them from society before they have a chance to breed thats less of a chance theyll pass on their criminal genes.

2003-02-17 08:03:48 PM  

Do you seriously think that I should actually believe that allowing CCW permits for arming average citizens is in practice, a good thing?

Oh wait, I do.
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