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  • Liam Neeson speaks out in favor of gun control (Hypocrite Alert!)

    09/20/2014 11:41:43 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 104 replies
    Facebook/TakenMovies Liam Neeson, legendary Irish actor and star of such films as Takenand Non-Stop, does not identify with the hardcore, gun-toting action heroes he so often portrays. "I am totally for gun control in the U.S.," Neeson said in an interview with The Independent. "The population of America is roughly 300 million and there are 300 million guns in this country, which is terrifying." Neeson criticized the National Rifle Association's response to the 2012 shooting in Newton, Connecticut, which the actor summarized as, "If that teacher had been armed..." "It's crazy," Neeson said. "I'll give Britain its dues, when they had the Dunblane...
  • Scotland: Cardinal says abortion is worse than Dunblane (refers to 1996 massacre of 16 children)

    05/31/2007 1:05:08 PM PDT · by Stoat · 37 replies · 1,120+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | May 31, 2007 | Kate Devlin
    Cardinal says abortion is worse than Dunblane By Kate Devlin, Scottish Political Correspondent  Last Updated: 6:54pm BST 31/05/2007     The leader of Scotland's Catholics compared the abortion rate to "two Dunblane massacres a day" today as he warned politicians who support terminations they would be barred from taking communion.   Cardinal Keith O'Brien's sermon marks the anniversary of the 1967 Abortion Act Cardinal Keith O'Brien used a sermon to mark the 40th anniversary of the Abortion Act to fiercely criticise Catholic MPs who disagree with the church's stance on the issue. In a strongly worded attack he also called...
  • Warning over Dunblane, 10 years on (Gun registry for UK)

    03/13/2006 8:03:16 AM PST · by SittinYonder · 16 replies · 616+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | Mon 13 Mar 2006 | ANGUS HOWARTH
    BRITAIN could see another massacre like that at Dunblane a decade ago because of the failure to set up a national gun register, a police chief warned yesterday. As relatives of the victims prepared to mark today's tenth anniversary of the tragedy, Sir Chris Fox, the president of the Association of Chief Police Officers, said complacency about our firearms legislation would be "foolish". He said tightening gun laws had made a similar bloodbath "far more unlikely", but progress towards a national gun register had "not been as quick as it could be". Sixteen children and their teacher were killed on...
  • UK police nab 11 in "Operation Bembridge" Internet gun sales crackdown

    06/30/2004 10:04:22 PM PDT · by Nonesuch · 63 replies · 1,125+ views
    The Register ^ | June 30, 2004 | Lucy Sherriff
    UK police today launched a crackdown on the sale of illegal weapons over the Internet. Raids began in London, with searches of 18 addresses. More than 20 illegal weapons have been seized in Operation Bembridge already, including 17 guns, a tear gas canister and four air rifles. In addition, officers collected nine guns designed to fire blanks, but capable of being converted to fire live ammunition. So far, 11 men have been arrested. More raids are planned throughout the UK as the police target over 200 people suspected of buying the prohibited weapons from sources on the Net. Alan Green,...
  • Dunblane [1996 massacre] secret documents contain letters by Tory and Labour ministers

    03/02/2003 4:57:43 AM PST · by Int · 2 replies · 2,923+ views
    Sunday Herald (UK) ^ | 02 March 2003 | Neil Mackay
    Dunblane secret documents contain letters by Tory and Labour ministers Investigation: By Neil Mackay, Home Affairs Editor LETTERS between Labour and Tory ministers and correspondence relating to Thomas Hamilton's alleged involvement with Freemasonry are part of a batch of more than 100 documents about the Dunblane mass murder which have been sealed from public sight for 100 years.The documents include a letter connected to Hamilton, which was sent by George Robertson, currently head of Nato, to Michael Forsyth, who was then Secretary of State for Scotland.Until now it was thought that a 100-year public secrecy order had only been placed...