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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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19-May-2018, 5:13 AM
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Jay said:

Ask Londoners if they feel safe with people getting stabbed every night

Broadly speaking the answer would be yes. London is one of the most populous cities in the world. One murder is statistically tiny and no danger to the majority but one is still far too many. The UK politicians, police etc are all working together to reduce it again by further restricting access to knives. That’s how you tackle a problem caused by dangerous weapons. Action, not inaction and prayer.

The current hullabaloo about London knife crime is because people desperate to disprove that guns=bad in America have latched on to the statistical blip that London had very slightly more murders in Jan+Feb than New York (once considered a “murder capital” of the world) for the first time ever. That’s conveniently ignoring that New York had roughly 3 times the murder rate of London in both of the last two years.