One of the examples Democrats point to when arguing for tighter gun legislation is the U.K., where it is illegal to own a handgun and extremely difficult to own a shotgun.
Liberals claim that fewer guns, even in the hands of law-abiding citizens, equals less crime, but they can’t prove it.
Convincing leftists that taking guns away from people has no effect on the crime rate and leaves some people absolutely defenseless is tough.
For example, in response to a 27 percent increase in crimes involving firearms reported by the Office for National Statistics, Britain is holding a two-week gun amnesty in which it hopes to get even more guns off the streets.
Sky News reported that British citizens are urged to hand over illegal firearms, which would include air guns, rifles, BB guns, shotguns, pistols, antiques and ex-military firearms.
While law-abiding citizens hand over their arms, the criminals do not.
When people hand over their firearms, they are handing over their safety and security as well as their right to defend themselves.
Assistant Chief Constable and National Police Chiefs’ Council firearms lead Helen McMillan said people do not have to give their names or addresses, adding that the goal of the amnesty is to prevent dangerous situations.
“Each firearm we retrieve has the potential to save a life, so do the right thing and surrender your weapon,” she said.
“Illegal possession of a firearm can result in a five year prison sentence. If you are found guilty of possession with intent to supply, it could lead to a life sentence,” Sky News reported.
The U.K. has done this kind of thing before, and it doesn’t appear to have worked.
Making handguns illegal also hasn’t helped decrease crime in the U.K.
So what makes the government think this new sweep of weapons will make citizens safer?
The sad reality is that it most likely won’t.
The 27 percent increase in crime proves that confiscating guns does not make citizens safer. In fact, the statistic from the Office for National Statistics appears to suggest that it increases crime.
Democrats always love to point to the U.K.’s gun laws whenever a mass shooting takes place in the United States, suggesting that if fewer guns were in the hands of honest Americans, there would be less crime.
But they are wrong, as usual. They are pushing a false and dangerous narrative, and we cannot let them get away with it.
H/T Bearing Arms
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