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UK Gun Crimes Soar After Gun Ban

Sunday, August 26, 2007 8:36 PM


Gun crimes in England have almost doubled since 1997, when a ban on firearms began.

According to the Sunday Times of London, crimes in which guns were used numbered 4,671 in 2005-06.

Also, government officials report that most gun crime is committed by children and teenagers under 18 years old.

David Davis, the shadow home secretary, told the Telegraph: "What this shows is that the majority of these crimes are committed by youngsters under 18.

"The government's policy has failed with the group most responsible for this increase in crime. It is long past time the Government stopped believing its own propaganda, and took measures to get a grip."

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pro2am said:
Well Duh! is appropriate.

What I want to know is...what the heck is a "shadow home secretary"?

...or do I want to know? :ninja:
I have no idea. Maybe the "backup" home secretary that takes the position if something happens to the regular home secretary?
 

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From wikipedia:

In British politics, the Shadow Home Secretary is the person within the shadow cabinet who 'shadows' the Home Secretary; this effectively means scrutinising government policy on home affairs including policing, national security, immigration, the criminal justice system, the prison service, and matters of citizenship. If and when the opposition party is elected to government, the Shadow Home Secretary often becomes the new Home Secretary though this is not always the case.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadow_Home_Secretary
 
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