- CRIME &
Report by Eric Lyon-Taylor
and Photographs by Patrick Trollope.
- Continuation from main page..…
If people got more familiar
with guns and learn to respect a firearm, then we may not have this rise in gun crime. Education is where we should be looking to decrease
the romantic notion of guns as giving the user power over others. This
is the wrong attitude. Guns don't kill people, people kill people.
More people every year die in car accidents than through guns, do we see
anyone calling for a ban on cars, no because no-one is terrified of a car,
everyone has one or at least has been in one, and can see it is only a
machine, this is how it should be with guns.
Our laws involving the possession and use of firearms are the strictest
in the world, so surely we need to look elsewhere for our solutions to
this thorny problem. The Swiss teach all able bodied persons how to use
a firearm, and in fact expect them to keep one in the house, and they have
the lowest armed crime rate in the world.
Maybe we need to address the ability to defend oneself and your own property
after all I think if a burglar thought you might be armed in your home and
he would be shot for trespassing or harming your people then he might
think twice about breaking in to your home. Jack Straw wanted more have-a-go-heroes but didn't change the law to make it harder for you to
be prosecuted for manslaughter if you had to hurt someone. The answer whatever it will be will have to reached with some rationality
and logic, not emotions and vote winning. This will affect a lot of people
either way, the people who sell these things and the people who collect
them, the theatres that use them as props and films for that matter.
CAN YOU HELP? Police
Police are concerned to the well being of 15 year old Victoria
McFetters. She has been missing from her home in Felmersham Ave. L13. Now since 16th November 2002 and is described as 5ft 6", slim, blond hair, blue eyes. Several sightings have been reported and she was last seen in Norris Green, Liverpool. If you know the whereabouts or think you have seen her please contact the police on 0151 777 4552.
Picket, Listings... 2003!
The Picket Venue in
Liverpool is holding the following nights/gigs.
17:- Qubis/Santa Carla/The Max Tones
18:- Carbon Atom/Carlton Breezy/Head of John
24:- The Shyne/Liquid Nerve/Xebra
31:- Pool Reflections Showcase
- 24 Hardman Street L1
9AX Doors open 8:30pm Unless stated with LATE BAR!
- Tel:- 0151 708
Troubadour/Bobhowlaha/The Shining Hours
17:- Liverpool Now/Dry Bar
18:- Liverpool Now/Dry Bar
19:- Liverpool Now/Dry Bar
20:- Liverpool Now/Dry Bar
21:- Chione/Lunar Maroon
28:- The Score and guests.