Monday, 27 December 2010

A sensible response to an armed robbery

All too often we hear about business owners in the USA arming themselves out of paranoid fear that they might be the victim of a robbery. The story below highlights the importance of being fully cooperative and not attempting to 'defend' yourself in any way.


In 1957, Lucy's Bakery secrets to success were old world values with authentic gourmet Hungarian taste.

The problems outside its doors seemed to stay at bay until last Friday when trouble walked right through them.

"It was really scary. When he asked for the safe and I said we don't have a safe I knew he was going to shoot me," victim Marika Feigenbaum said.

She had been threatened two times before, but this time the would-be robber fired.

"I had so much pain in my hand and my head I didn't know I got shot," Feigenbaum said.

The bullet entered her left shoulder and exited without causing more serious damage.

Had she of been one of the many armed paranoid gun nuts in the USA this could have all too easily have turned into a tragic incident like this or this. Any death caused by a gun is a gun death and of serious concern to us, no matter how the gun lobby twist these statistics.

Related articles:

Robber Shoots Deli Owner For Not Having Enough Money

As reported, two masked and armed men burst into the Star Deli in St. Petersburg, Flordia. One of the gunmen stood lookout while the other ordered the owner to empty the cash register. Despite the owners full cooperation, the gunman wasn’t satisfied with the amount of money that was in the register. Narendra Patel was shot three times, including once in the chest, for not having enough money.

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Children licenced to carry guns on our streets

It has been recently revealed that children as young as 10 YEARS OLD are being licenced to CARRY GUNS all accross England & Wales. This is absolutely disgraceful and should not be allowed to continue.

The statistcs for children (and if you class a child as anyone under the age of 21, the numbers are staggering) using guns in criminal activities should ring alarm bells immediately that this can't continue any longer. How many young black males in London need to die before we do something about this madness and enact a total ban?

We call for children currently licenced to hold any firearms to be immediately jailed for a minimum of 10 years. This will act as a deterent to anyone who wishes to commit murder.

'tools of murder' - A PRIMARY school pupil aged just 10 was one
of at least 34 children granted a licence last year

Saturday, 11 December 2010


Beautiful cats and deadly killers.

Gun lovers corrupt the elderly


The story above is just one example of how gun lovers in the US have corrupted the elderly and those who are most vulnerable to respond with violence.

'Arsenal of evil' - .22 NAA pocket revolver used in the shooting

It has been revealed that this deadly weapon is being marketed using websites such as You Tube. This has been of concern to us in the past and so far the government have not taken measures to restrict videos of this nature from public viewing, or at least to the UK.

It's clear the USA needs to get tough on gun criminals and impose a mandatory jail sentence of 10 years minimum for possession of deadly weapons such as these, having absolutely no justifiable reason for them to be available in a civilized society.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Deadly convertable weapons on sale

Police photo - staple gun converted to fire .22 ammunition.

It has been revealed that household items sold as 'staple guns' and 'staplers' can be converted into deadly weapons which could be used to kill and maim on our streets. Sold for as little as £3 on the internet and hardware stores, staple guns can be purchased without identity and easily converted to fire ammunition by simply attaching a piece of pipe, after which they can be sold to gangsters who terrorize our streets.

A UK based website going by the name '' boasts "(this is a) heavy-duty Sharp Shooter AntiJam Staple Gun. Easy push handle feature. Aluminium cast housing for greater durability. Lock down handle for easier storage."

A spokesperson for The Gun Control Network commented; "It's clear that if we are to take gun crime seriously, all avenues that criminals take to obtain firearms need to be closed. We expect the government to evaluate the laws surrounding the sale of these and move to licence or ban them completely."

This comes in the wake of recent legislation banning replica guns and race starting pistols, but this development puts into to quetion whether our laws go far enough. It is not known how many of these are possessed in the UK, as there is no system of registration in place. The retailers we contacted declined to comment.

Friday, 13 August 2010

Store owner shoots man

ELYRIA, Ohio - Surveillance cameras were rolling as the owner of a carry-out in Elyria faced a life and death struggle, when a would-be robber tried to force his way into the store Monday morning.

The man eventually succeeded in getting through the door in the drive-thru, but the owner had a surprise for him, a gun she carries in her hip pocket.

She tells Fox 8 "I reacted as fast as I could, trying to put a barrier between him and I saw him breaking through that door and I shot him."

Once the tables have been turned on the bandit, he ran away.

The owner does not want to to be identified but says her store had been held up earlier this month, and she was acting on instinct when she fired at the suspect.

I can't believe the selfishness and gun ready nature of American gun owners. Having a gun in a situation ALWAYS makes that situation worse, it really is that simple. Whatever it is, robbery, rape - the presence of a gun automatically brings deadlyness to an already bad situation.

Apartment renter saves his family from an armed and violent intruder

Armed Homeowner Scares off a Burglar

Rural Homeowner Uses his Gun to Fend Off 2 Masked and Armed Intruders

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Victory for Mandatory Sentences - Gun Grandmother Jailed

Pictured below Gail Cochrane , The key Players:
Chief Constable Bernard Hogan-Howe
Lucy Cope - Mothers Against Guns
Gill Marshall-Andrews - Gun Control Network

I'm happy to inform the community that our campaigning for zero tolerance mandatory minimum sentencing laws on guns has succeeded in making our streets safe once again.

Grandmother jailed over WWII 'family heirloom' pistol

A grandmother has been jailed for five years for possessing a "family heirloom" World War II pistol.

Gail Cochrane, 53, had kept the gun for 29 years following the death of her father, who had been in the Royal Navy.

Police found the weapon, a Browning self-loading pistol, during a search of her home in Dundee while looking for her son.

She admitted illegal possession of the firearm, an offence with a minimum five-year jail term under Scots law.

Cochrane told the High Court in Edinburgh that she had never contemplated she might be committing a crime by keeping the gun or that she might need to get a licence for the weapon.

She said: "I thought it was just a war trophy."

Now let's make sure we get the minimum sentence raised to 10 years as scum like this deserve.

Police chief accuses judges of 'going soft' on gun crime by failing to impose tough minimum sentences

Met wants minimum five-year sentence for carrying a gun

Mother calls for tougher gun law

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Rapist shot in 'self defence'

Again, an irresponsible action by an American householder which lead to a gun being used, of which she never should have been allowed to have in the first place. According to the report the man who raped the women involved came back a second time, which begs the question - why weren't the police involved after the first incident? Does this say as much about America's bloodbath stance on allowing gun ownership than it does about the effectiveness police have on preventing violent acts to take place?

Typical US gun owner responce - shoot back

Robber killed by restaurateur

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – A suspect in a Moultrie armed robbery is dead, shot by the owner of a business he tried to rob.

Monday night, two men tried to rob a woman outside the Cuban restaurant she owns.

One of them shot her, but the woman's husband fired back. She's recovering, but one of the robbers was found dead today near the restaurant.

Since school let out Moultrie Police have seen an increase in armed robberies. Police weren't surprised that some owners are arming themselves to protect their businesses from this type of crime.

Since when has vigilantism ever been the answer? There is simply no justification for responding in a manner that leads to someone being shoot. It was bad enough that the criminal had a gun and shot his wife but the owner arming himself in response was an irresponsible escalation of violence on his part. Daily stories like this highlight the increasing danger the gun culture trend has in the US and the impact it exports over here with gun crime rising by as much as 50 percent in the capital and burglaries involving the use of guns at a record rise

We must continue to lobby the government to make sure this type of 'wild west' culture does not happen here. Guns have no place in a civilized society.

Monday, 14 June 2010

The truth about "self defence"

After searching through over 200 of the many so called "self defence" reports on this pro gun, probably far-right website, finally, here is the proof that puts gun ownership into perspective:

Shrewsbury women shot by her own gun

She was shot with her own gun — as she scuffled with a home invader.

That’s what St. Louis County Police are now revealing about last month’s shooting that left a Shrewsbury woman wounded. County police spokesman officer Rick Eckhardt says there is no indication the woman shot herself intentionally — and they say her story is supported by evidence of a forced entry.

“She had a (hand) gun in the bedroom and when awakened by an intruder, she grabs the gun,” Eckhardt said, “She’s being thrown around against the wall and the bed and next thing she knows, she was shot.”

Something tells me she wishes she would have given into his demands instead, as would have been sensible. Silly women, what the hell did she think she needed a gun for anyway? I could never understand this mentality.

So there you have it. If you have a gun for "self-defence" (Yeah, right..) your are more likely to get shot by it yourself.

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Gun Mother nearly shoots intruder

Cape Girardeau mother used gun against man suspected of trying to rape her daughter -
Southeast Missourian

"The man who Cape Girardeau police say attempted to rape a teenager was forced out of her Minnesota Avenue home at gunpoint by the victim's mother, according to a probable-cause affidavit filed in the case.

Craig Kizer, 51, who has no known address, was arrested shortly after the incident that occurred around 5:30 a.m. Sunday. The woman who alerted police said she was attacked by a 180-pound man carrying a knife while she was sleeping in bed. Kizer is charged with attempted forcible rape, armed criminal action and burglary, all felonies. He's also charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia."

What this women was doing with a gun is beyond me. Not only did she put her daughter in danger by having the thing in the house, she almost shot and killed another human being. This reckless behavior is typical of Americans who think it's their 'right' to have a deadly weapon - inconsiderate people who do not respect the rights of those of us who wish to live in a gun free society.

Why didn't she just call the police?

Cumbria shooting - 12 dead

12 people killed in shooting spree

We should all be glad we live in the UK where this cannot possibly happen after our emergency ban on handguns following the Dunblane shootings. I hope the state of Cumbria follow our example and tighten their gun laws to meet our gold standard.

In other news, yesterday was the 21st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre of around 7,000 protesters. This event proved that a citizenry doesn't need to be armed in order to stand up to a despotic tyrannical dictatorship - they can give a darn good shot at doing it unarmed!

Thursday, 27 May 2010

80 year old shoots burglar

Another disgusting act of gun violence. Hopefully this homeowner will be punished severely for violating the city's noble handgun ban, which was in place for his own good. Better he die knowing fully well he was doing his bit for a gun free society than to become a filthy horrible gun criminal.

Fox News

An 80-year-old Chicago man shot and killed an armed man who broke into his two-story house in a pre-dawn home invasion Wednesday on the city's West Side.

At about 5:20 a.m., the homeowner and his wife, also in her 80s, discovered the intruder entering their home through a back door. The homeowner, who had a gun, confronted and killed the burglar on the doorstep, police said. Cops said the intruder also fired his gun during the struggle.

"It's a good thing they had a gun, or they might be dead," said Curtis Thompson, who lives next door to the couple, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Neighbors described the elderly couple, who both walk with canes, as pillars of the community in Garfield Park, where home invasions have been all too frequent.

Their neighbor, Shaquite Johnson, told MyFoxChicago that the two are "heroes" for fighting off the attacker — and that the shooting means there is "one less criminal" walking the streets.
"They don't bother no one, so why would anyone do that to them?" she said.

Friday, 14 May 2010

Jail this women now

Grandmother Faces Five Years for 80 year old pistol

"A GRANDMOTHER is facing a five-year jail sentence for keeping a handgun, her late father's war memento, in her home.
The pistol passed to Gail Cochrane, 53, when her father, a former Royal Navy serviceman, died almost 30 years ago, a court heard yesterday.

However, it is a prohibited weapon under laws introduced in the wake of the Dunblane massacre, and official authority is required to possess it."

Why this horrible, evil women isn't being sentenced to prison for 10 years is beyond me. Guns are ONLY tools of murder, afterall. By possessing this gun, she is no doubt a ticking time bomb waiting to carry out a drive-by shooting or similar.

A sickening example of American Gun Culture

All I can say is, thank God we live in a country where generally guns are illegal to own.

89 Year Old Shoots at Intruder

Citizens in Des Moines, Iowa were able to rest easy Wednesday after one of their own did her part in stopping an intruder from robbing her home Tuesday, April 20.

Beatrice Turner, 89, was greeted by a man she said was pounding on her front door. Turner told the man he had the wrong house and to remove himself from her property.

Instead, the would-be robber continued to beat on the wood door until he broke it down.

Instead of succumbing to a home invasion, robbery or worse, Turner grabbed a .22 caliber revolver. She warned the man, who used his fists and feet to break down the door, that she would shoot him if he went any farther.

When the intruder decided to enter Turner's house, she pointed the handgun and fired a single shot, sending the man reeling onto the front lawn, unharmed.

"I said, 'As long as you stay on the outside, I'm not gonna (shoot),"' Turner said. "'But, if you come on the inside, it's going to be me or you.'"

This is a disgrace. When will Americans ever wake up and realize that guns have no place in society? I for one am glade that with our sensible gun laws in the United Kingdom, this particular women would be put in prison for 5 years, as anyone who possesses a gun deserves (Although 10 years is more appropriate, as us and Mothers Against Guns have long campaigned for).

Here at The Gun Control Network, we firmly acknowledge the fact that guns have no purpose in society, and incidences like this should bring this fact home to anyone considering obtaining one.