There were ten incidents in the past year where Police reported that they had to discharge a firearm at an offender.
Who was the problem?
One of these offenders fled the scene before they were identified but here is what Police have confirmed about the others:
Police could not answer how many had a prior history of mental health issues but…
The other nine had a criminal record.
Two had previous convictions for firearm offences.
Once again, it is known criminals who are the problem.
The chances are good that they also have a prior offence for firearm crime.
Remember, 9% of ALL gang members and prospects have five or MORE firearm convictions.
Perhaps we should start to include the actual offenders in the conversation?