We all want the best for our children and we don't want to see them go to prison for their involvement in gun crime
, or - even worse - taken away in a body bag as a result of what are often petty disputes.
When I think of gun crime
statistics, the key is which ones were genuine firearms, how often are they discharged and how many fatalities there have been.
CS spray is counted as a firearm so if you're caught with that it will go down as a gun crime
Whether gun crime
has fallen or risen is debatable, shooting incidents continue to take place across the US.
The goal of the campaign is to increase citizen involvement in making communities safer and remind the public that they can report gun crime
Victims and families fear the number of gun crimes
could be much higher than 30, and the only way to reduce that number is to put officers on the street where they can make the biggest difference.
She said: "In certain categories of gun crime
we have very reluctant victims.
Until now, gun control has largely been about attempting (generally unsuccessfully) to reduce or eradicate gun crime
by controlling legal access to guns.
The all-party Parliamentary Group on Gun Crime
also said there was evidence that firearms were arriving in the UK through the post.
THE gun crime
epidemic sweeping Britain has left a Scots boy of just 16 badly wounded.
ECHO Reporter MUMS of children believed to be involved in gun crime
will be in for a surprise this Christmas, as police get set to send them special cards.
Mike Shaw, Detective Chief Inspector the Matrix reactive gun crime
team, said: "This recovery has ensured another weapon has been taken out of circulation and out of the hands of the criminal fraternity.
A SENIOR police chief has criticised judges for not imposing tougher sentences for gun crime
, it was reported today.
A BIRMINGHAM schoolgirl who launched a campaign against gun crime
has visited Prime Minister Gordon Brown to discuss her project.
Dear Editor, Setting up a DNA register for bullets in Birmingham - in an attempt to reduce gun crime
- the Government is trying to tackle a crime unheard of in my day.