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NY city's violent holiday weekend by Loretto on 6 September 2011 12:16pm
 
It was Labor Day over here, like a bank holiday.
New York has the strictest gun laws and yet 42 people were shot over the weekend and so far three people have died, one was an innocent bystander.
 
Re: NY city's violent holiday weekend by TERRY S on 6 September 2011 2:49pm
 
The UK had a "knee jerk" gun ban after the shooting atAndy Murray's old school. You've just proved that a gun ban and a strict law on guns does not work. If a criminal wants a gun, he will find a way to get one regardless of any laws. It's sad, but there it is. I'm sorry that your labour Day was marred by this incident.
 
Re: NY city's violent holiday weekend by tucsonmike on 6 September 2011 7:30pm
 
It is easy enough to get a gun in New York. They are brought up Interstate 95 from Virginia and the Carolinas. Terry, you are right. If a criminal wants a firearm badly enough, he will get it.
 
Re: NY city's violent holiday weekend by suzulu on 7 September 2011 2:17pm
 
Indeed, you are right.
 
Re: NY city's violent holiday weekend by Loretto on 7 September 2011 2:58pm
 
Yes, I kind of wondered where Mark Duggan, the man shot by police at the start of the riots in the UK would have gotten a gun in the first place. But as Mike and Terry have said, if a criminal wants a gun bad enough, they'll get their hands on it. I am not saying Duggan was a criminal. Are our streets in our cities that dangerous that people have to go around totin' guns?
 



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