They aren’t sure that they are connected, but they might be.
POLICE are investigating two separate shootings in the west of Scotland as they continue inquiries into the murder of a man in an apparently motiveless attack.
Officers said they could not rule out a connection between the shooting of a 23-year-old in Bishopbriggs and that of a 36-year-old man in Springburn on Christmas Eve.
They are concerned that the two shootings might be connected, since there have only been 4 murders with a gun in the last 2 years in Scotland.
Most homicides north of the Border are caused by a knife or sharp instrument, such as a broken bottle.
I am sure that is of great comfort to the dead people.
There were 13 attempted murders involving a firearm and just one murder in Strathclyde involving a gun in 2010/11.
Oh, so it isn’t that they aren’t trying to kill anyone, it’s just that they are terrible shots.
In the end, dead is dead. It doesn’t matter to anyone whether dead by gun or by knife. What does matter is that by disarming to honest citizens, you leave them unable to defend themselves against those who would do them harm. Obviously disarming the good people doesn’t stop the bad ones from committing murder, with a gun or without.
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