Rocker Peter Frampton Pushes Gun Controls That Opened the Door to Record Stabbings in the UK

Peter Frampton performs on stage at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2019, in A
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Rocker Peter Frampton tweeted his support for gun ban Monday just hours after a 28-year-old woman opened fire in a Nashville area Christian school.

Breitbart News reported that a female attacker shot and killed three students and three adults at Covenant School Monday morning.

The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department indicated that the woman was armed with multiple firearms.

Peter Frampton responded to the shooting by tweeting.

Frampton did not mention that a surge in attacks with bladed weapons, like knives, followed the adoption of restrictive gun controls in the UK.

For example, on January 11, 2023, the UK Parliament’s House of Commons Library published information showing “In the year ending March 2022, there were around 45,000 (selected) offenses involving a knife or sharp instrument in England and Wales (excluding Greater Manchester Police Force).  This was 9% higher than in 2020/21 and 34% higher than in 2010/11.”

The House of Commons Library also noted “In the year ending March 2022 there were 261 homicides (currently recorded) using a sharp instrument, including knives and broken bottles.”

On February 9, 2023, the Press Association pointed out that “the number of people killed with a knife in England and Wales in 2021/22 was the highest on record for 76 years.”

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