Gun Crime – It’s an almost everyday event these days

The Liverpool Echo has the latest gun crime ‘event’ on its web site (this time in Bootle) see link below:-

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/shots-fired-bootle-street-children-14971390

Worryingly, there is every danger that we will start to see gun crime incidents as normal every day events as the media relentlessly churn them out. Normalising may creep up on us when we should be treating each event as totally unacceptable in a civilised society.

Liverpool & Merseyside Gun Crime – Why is it rising?

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/revealed-toxic-cocktail-led-shootings-14213654

The Liverpool Echo has the most worrying of stories on its web site – see link above

This is a very good article by Joe Thomas and its worth reading it through to gain a better understanding of the worrying and seemingly ever rising gun crime crisis across Merseyside in recent years.

Maghull – Shooting in Parkbourn

Parkbourn Square

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/police-show-house-damaged-shotgun-14210142

The Liverpool Echo has the story on its web site – see link above

If memory serves I seem to recall a previous shooting in Parkbourn from 2013

With thanks to Keith for the lead to this posting

Southport – Gun violence erupts yet again on Merseyside’s streets

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/three-shootings-18-hours-its-14070344

The Liverpool Echo has the story on its web site – see link above

This is in danger of becoming almost an everyday story across Merseyside as the culture of guns looms larger every passing week, or so it seems.

Can Merseyside Police get on top of the problem or is it already something that has effectively been lost control of? There can’t be many communities across the Liverpool City Region where discharges of guns have not taken place over the past few years so sadly my gut feeling is that our under resourced Police are really struggling to keep the lid on rising gun crime. Having said that it would probably be a false hope for us to think that simply increasing the number of Police would solve our gun crime problem; it would certainly help but guns are I fear becoming embedded in our society.

We may not glorify guns as many Americans do but neither do we seem to know how to stop our society slipping ever further towards one where guns are an everyday tool for those involved in crime.

And to cap it all the BBC is running this sobering story about armed Police in Liverpool:-

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-42458403

Litherland shooting

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/residents-report-scrambler-bikers-firing-13226609

The Liverpool Echo has the story on its web site – see link above

Here we go again, yet more shootings on Merseyside this time in Sefton Borough. Is it just me or are we fast losing a semblance of being able to control guns on our streets as these incidents are now an almost daily occurrence?

Worrying times indeed.

Merseyrail Train is shot at

A 507/508 EMU Merseyrail unit at Crescent Road level crossing – Birkdale, Southport.

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/merseyrail-train-evacuated-after-being-13217678

The Liverpool Echo has the story from Monday night on its web site – see link above.

Goodness me the use of guns on Merseyside becomes a bigger concern each week that goes by. This may have been ‘just’ an air rifle incident but sadly it fits into a much wider picture of gun use locally.