I guess Piers Morgan didn't have the time to check the UK stats before making his asinine comments, and calling his guest "not very smart". Asshat.
|Piers Morgan: Still pissed about 1776?|
Culture of violence: Gun crime goes up by 89% in a decade
By JAMES SLACK UPDATED: 03:42 EST, 27 October 2009
Gun crime has increased five-fold in some parts of the UK Gun crime has almost doubled since Labour came to power as a culture of extreme gang violence has taken hold. The latest Government figures show that the total number of firearm offences in England and Wales has increased from 5,209 in 1998/99 to 9,865 last year - a rise of 89 per cent.
In some parts of the country, the number of offences has increased more than five-fold.
In eighteen police areas, gun crime at least doubled.