They number in their hundreds, according to some estimates, with ages ranging from 15 to 30, and their hallmark is extreme violence, with automatic and semi-automatic machine guns their weapons of choice.The whole story is shocking, but one aspect in particular stands out: Britain has some of the strictest gun control laws in the world, yet the "Muslim Boys" seem to have had no problem amassing a small arsenal of guns.
...Detective Chief Superintendent John Coles, in charge of the Met's Operation Trident team, which investigates black-on-black shootings, confirmed that "the Muslim Boys are responsible for at least two execution-style murders in the past eight months", as well as scores of robberies and attempted murders. "We have taken out most of the hardcore," he says. "We arrested 20 of them. The majority were sentenced for crimes ranging from murder to shootings to possession of firearms and drugs."
The BBC notes:
Although all privately-owned handguns in Britain are now officially illegal, the tightened rules seem to have had little impact in the criminal underworld.Yeah, guys. That's because they're criminals.