Some people just don’t understand markets. If a demand exists then markets will find a way to supply it. Furthermore if, from a legal standpoint, possession of a revolver is no different than owning a grenade someone intent on intimidation and criminal violence might as well get grenades.
Of course the anti-gun people will dismiss such logic as “crazy talk”. But, as is usual, we have the evidence:
Grenades have become the latest “must have” weapons being sold by underworld arms dealers at knockdown prices.
And a special Mirror investigation has found that the terrifying trade is booming.
Following the killing of two unarmed policewomen in a gun and grenade attack on Tuesday, we uncovered the shocking array of firepower available on the streets today.
The death-dealing “shopping list” includes guns for hire for as little as £100 and bullets priced at anything from £5 to £15.
Sources say the evil trade is run “just like any other business” with “gun librarians” setting prices for those looking to rent or buy.
The black market dealings are said to be worth hundreds of thousands of pounds each year. And we can reveal that high-level criminals are now turning to grenades to beef up their armoury. The most commonly used are the Swiss-manufactured British Army-issue L109 and the Yugoslavian-made M75.
In the three years to March 2010, there were 14 grenade attacks in the UK – including seven in the North West in just 10 months.
When the anti-freedom people claim they yearn for U.K. style gun control, let them know the reality is that when guns are outlawed, outlaws will have grenades.