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Gunman reportedly takes hostages at bowling alley in Nuneaton Watch

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    A major incident is underway at a leisure complex in the Midlands after reports of a man with a sawn off shotgun holding hostages at a bowling alley.

    Warwickshire Police have confirmed they are dealing with an 'ongoing incident' at Bermuda Park in Nuneaton, and called for people to steer clear.

    People inside a neighbouring cinema say films were halted and doors were locked as the incident unfolded.

    Armed police have surrounded the buildings.

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news...alley-11388721
    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...oing-situation
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    This is just way too close...
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    Twitter for updates...

    https://twitter.com/hashtag/Nuneaton?src=tren

    Man armed with sawn-off shotgun (RT)

    No suggestions it's terror-related.
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    It was Nuneaton where a kid went to school with a shot gun in May.
    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...hool-is-jailed
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    But...but...that's illegal...we have gun controls to stop this sort of thing.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    But...but...that's illegal...we have gun controls to stop this sort of thing.
    Rather predictable comment from you.

    Clearly the answer to this would be to allow everyone to have a gun.. right? Just like the answer to acid attacks is to let everyone carry acid and the answer to knife crimes is to let everyone carry a knife in public?

    Because apparently the fact that a few gun crimes happen here, is a justification for allowing everyone to have a gun so far more can happen... Logic.
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    wow
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    horrible for the innocent folk caught up in this.
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    (Original post by Bornblue)
    Rather predictable comment from you.

    Clearly the answer to this would be to allow everyone to have a gun.. right? Just like the answer to acid attacks is to let everyone carry acid and the answer to knife crimes is to let everyone carry a knife in public?

    Because apparently the fact that a few gun crimes happen here, is a justification for allowing everyone to have a gun so far more can happen... Logic.
    Hey, the controls are supposed to stop these things, and gun crimes, but apparently we still have THOUSANDS of such crimes a year, but hey who would ever have thought a criminal wouldn't care about the law
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    apparently this is all over some disagreement about smoking

    smh
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    Hopefully everyone is safe and the police deals with this swiftly.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Hey, the controls are supposed to stop these things, and gun crimes, but apparently we still have THOUSANDS of such crimes a year, but hey who would ever have thought a criminal wouldn't care about the law
    There are also laws against murder, theft, drugs etc. Just because there are laws against them doesn't mean zero of these things happen, just means (much) less of of them happen.
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    (Original post by Bornblue)
    Rather predictable comment from you.

    Clearly the answer to this would be to allow everyone to have a gun.. right? Just like the answer to acid attacks is to let everyone carry acid and the answer to knife crimes is to let everyone carry a knife in public?

    Because apparently the fact that a few gun crimes happen here, is a justification for allowing everyone to have a gun so far more can happen... Logic.
    Obviously the comment you were responding to there was thoughtless and foolish; nobody suggests that a ban on guns will prevent every single gun crime because that's not its purpose, it's purpose is a reduction in deaths and injuries caused by firearms and yes reducing ownership of guns will most definitely serve this purpose.

    What however I do think that you and many others will struggle to understand is the animalistic male instinct to be allowed to die on your own terms fighting to survive. A lot of people, particularly men would positively take the opportunity to fight, even if it meant a higher chance of being killed over general safety but kneeling down to be executed like a docile animal if it came down to it.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Hey, the controls are supposed to stop these things, and gun crimes, but apparently we still have THOUSANDS of such crimes a year, but hey who would ever have thought a criminal wouldn't care about the law
    6,375 non-air firearm crimes in England and Wales in 2016/17. Around 11.4 firearm crimes per 100'000 people.

    In America, in 2013, 23.2 people per 100'000 US citizens were non-fatally injured by a firearm, with 10.6 deaths per 100'000 US citizens being caused by firearms.

    Our thousands of gun crimes are in no way comparable to the amount of problems firearms cause in America. It's ridiculous to say that, unless a problem can be completely solved, we shouldn't try to institute controls on the causes of said problems.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Hey, the controls are supposed to stop these things, and gun crimes, but apparently we still have THOUSANDS of such crimes a year, but hey who would ever have thought a criminal wouldn't care about the law
    Hey you know what, we have laws against theft and murder but thefts and murders still happen! Maybe the answer is to legalise them, right?

    Clearly knife crime being illegal hasn't eradicated all knife crime, so what we should do is legalise carrying a knife in public and also go out of our way to make sure as many people as possible have dangerous knives? Yes?

    Should we also make it legal to carry acid? After all people are going to do it anyway, so why not make it legal and easily accessible?
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    (Original post by Ganjaweed Rebel)
    Obviously the comment you were responding to there was thoughtless and foolish; nobody suggests that a ban on guns will prevent every single gun crime because that's not its purpose, it's purpose is a reduction in deaths and injuries caused by firearms and yes reducing ownership of guns will most definitely serve this purpose.

    What however I do think that you and many others will struggle to understand is the animalistic male instinct to be allowed to die on your own terms fighting to survive. A lot of people, particularly men would positively take the opportunity to fight, even if it meant a higher chance of being killed over general safety but kneeling down to be executed like a docile animal if it came down to it.
    No one who advocates banning gun ownership suggests that it will eradicate all gun crime. Clearly not.

    But the less guns there are in a society and the more effectively such a ban is enforced, the lower the chances of some nutter getting his hands on lots of guns and shooting hundreds of people, like the Vegas shooter did.

    There's a reason why mass shootings like that are so much rarer in the UK than in the USA. The Vegas shooter just would not have been able to gather such an arsenal of semi automatic weapons in the UK>
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    But...but...that's illegal...we have gun controls to stop this sort of thing.
    We do have gun controls and licensing, which means incidents like this are thankfully very very rare when compared to certain other countries...
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    (Original post by Bornblue)
    No one who advocates banning gun ownership suggests that it will eradicate all gun crime. Clearly not.

    But the less guns there are in a society and the more effectively such a ban is enforced, the lower the chances of some nutter getting his hands on lots of guns and shooting hundreds of people, like the Vegas shooter did.

    There's a reason why mass shootings like that are so much rarer in the UK than in the USA. The Vegas shooter just would not have been able to gather such an arsenal of semi automatic weapons in the UK>
    It's as if you didn't read what I'd written.
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    Isn't this like a rural area, probably a p*ssed off farmer.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Hey, the controls are supposed to stop these things, and gun crimes, but apparently we still have THOUSANDS of such crimes a year, but hey who would ever have thought a criminal wouldn't care about the law
    And if we didn't have those controls the figure would be much much higher you uneducated york moron.
 
 
 
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