Wednesday, 6 July 2005

Did You Know

Reported by The Times on July 4th, according to the largest study on the impact of Britains firearms culture on urban youth, one in ten teenage boys has carried some kind of gun in the past year. The unpublished government funded report shows that gun culture is now rampant in urban schools. Of the 11,000 central London teenagers under 16 who were questioned, one in ten had carried a knife in the past year and one in 16 of boys and girls had carried a gun or replica gun. White boys were more likely to say they had carried a gun than black boys. Many children blamed a growing sense of lawlessness on the need to carry a weapon in self-defence. One in five reported they could get hold of a replica gun.

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