Scrambler Bikes and Shotguns on Merseyside

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/shotguns-scrambler-bikes-scourge-merseyside-11157842

The Liverpool Echo has the story – see link above

And on the very same day the Echo web site ran this Litherland shooting story:-

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/shots-fired-homes-litherland-stoneycroft-11161658

You know our gun problems here on Merseyside, or at least the reporting of them, seem to be getting worse. Now don’t I recall a recent Echo article based on Merseyside Police saying they were winning the gun war, or words to that effect?

It’s only a question of time until another innocent person gets caught up in the revenge gun violence amongst the criminal fraternity, is it not?

Gun Crime on Merseyside – Another sobering revelation

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/stolen-shotguns-now-the-weapon-9584700

The Liverpool Echo has the story – see link above.

How many times have I posted on this subject? Too many is the answer but it shows what an uphill battle it is to try to get guns off our streets. I get the impression that Merseyside Police must struggle to keep a lid on this menace in our local communities. And that’s not meant to be critical of their efforts more that it is a far bigger problem than they or us would ever have imagined it growing into a few years ago.

Is this not another reminder of how the drugs trade fuels violent crime and how our drug laws are simply not working in the UK? I think this may well be the case and Government needs to radically look at how our failed drugs laws can be changed. What is the point of laws that effectively lead to more crime being committed?

Gun Crime – Maghull, Sefton, Liverpool, Merseyside – Sawn-off shotgun left in hedge!

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-27701032

The BBC has thew story above.

Maghull had its March of madness with guns in 2013, Bootle and Netherton has an ongoing gun crime problem and across Merseyside we hear of guns and gun crime far too often.

Just imagine if that sawn-off shot gun that the kids found in a hedge had been loaded!

It’s all well and good our Police and Crime Commissioner spending scarce public money appointing a party political colleague as her Deputy but what is being done about gun crime on Merseyside? Surely the money spent on the wages of her Deputy would have been much better invested in combating crime?