Wednesday, March 01, 2006

The impossible happens

I just don't believe this.
Two concert-hall ushers were shot during a show by rapper Kanye West, police said.

West Midlands Police said the men were wounded at the National Exhibition Center, near Birmingham in central England. They were taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries.


"Firearms were discharged and two stewards were taken to hospital with gunshot wounds. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening," the force said in a statement.
Now it's not that I'm shocked that violence would erupt at a hip-hop show. No, I'm surprised that it could happen at all in the UK, which has some of the most restrictive gun control laws in the free world. I mean, if nobody can own guns, shouldn't this sort of thing be impossible?

Hm...I guess not, when you have the BBC admitting in a 2004 article that "Over the past five years the number of firearms-related injuries and fatalities have risen dramatically."

Oh, but the guys who did the shooting were probably criminals, and they wouldn't be too likely to abide by those strict gun control laws, would they? I guess that's sort of a flaw in the whole ban on guns, isn't it?

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