Home Office have announced a guns amnesty. Folks are invited to hand in weapons between 31st March and 30th April.

I wish the project well, but most locally, wonder at its effectiveness. There has been a vast increase in gun crime, here in Nottingham. Find it pretty scary. Not just the gangsters, but the police responce. Too many young lives lost. You have to wonder, why most are black.

http://www.getgunsoffthestreets.co.uk

Earlier entry on guns, gangters, and police

http://tash_lodge.blogspot.com/2003_02_02_tash_lodge_archive.html#88756662

http://tash_lodge.blogspot.com/2003_01_26_tash_lodge_archive.html#88374768

Mothers Against Guns

http://www.mothersagainstguns.net

I photographed the event when the mother of murdered Nottingham teenager Brendon Lawrence, lead a march through Nottingham on Saturday, 1 February in the latest stage of a national community-led fight to end the devastation that gun crime causes to families.

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