British lawmaker Jo Cox killed in shooting

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  1. MadisonCountyGa

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    LA Times


    "A member of Parliament and rising star in Britain’s Labor Party was shot and stabbed outside a library Thursday in northern England, an act of gun violence rarely seen in a country where few use – or even own – firearms.
    The fatal attack on Jo Cox sent shock waves through a country that has strict gun control laws and where gun-related homicides are infrequent."


    I guess that a gun would have been a handy tool to have .....

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  2. Mrs_Esterhouse

    Mrs_Esterhouse Swollen Member

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    Clearly this is the NRA's fault. UK gun ban now!
     

  3. a_springfield

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    Are they not blaming the trans- bathroom bans
     
  4. Taurus92

    Taurus92 Well-Known Member

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    The shooter (and stabber) was a mental patient if I read it right. They better do something about their gun show loopholes and background checks.
     
  5. CoffeeMate

    CoffeeMate Junior Butt Warmer

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    Obviously misinformation... guns and pointy knives are banned in the UK.
     
  6. phaed

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    iirc, he made the gun. so much for banning them.
     
  7. bdee

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    The thing is in the UK, 3D printers are perfectly legal. You can download the plans easily from the internet.

    There is nothing stopping anyone in the UK from printing their own gun. Then the only difficulty would be in obtain the ammo. But that isn't a huge barrier.
     
  8. Taurus92

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    wow did not know he made it.
     
  9. GM404

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    Impossible. The law there says so.
     
  10. Malum Prohibitum

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    http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/17/europe/british-mp-jo-cox-killed/

    The MP was a big advocate for immigration from the middle east.
     
  11. MadisonCountyGa

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    "Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way ...." - The song Breath by Pink Floyd
     
  12. Taurus92

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    That's odd. When I was looking to see if the gun was "homemade" I ran across several links claiming no one heard "Britain First", so I thought that was just some bad early reporting.