Liberal Democrat Councillor Bob Sullivan describes machine gun, uzi and assault rifle find as 'worrying' for London

A police operation which uncovered one of the biggest stashes of guns in the capital has been described as ‘worrying’ for the whole of London.

Yesterday morning 30 firearms including an uzi, machine gun and assault rifles were found during a raid on a house in Leyton.

This morning, leader of the Liberal Democrats in Waltham Forest, Bob Sullivan, said that it is not only concerning for residents of Leyton, but the whole of London.

He said: “It is very worrying, especially the kind of weapons that were found.

“I have not heard of this kind of gun being used in Waltham Forest.

“It is worrying for the whole of London. Just because they were here it doesn’t mean they were going to be used in Leyton.

“You don’t keep guns if you do not plan to use them.”

Mr Sullivan said that the council works alongside the police to try to stamp out gang crime in the borough.

Although he says that he is shocked by the find as he was convinced that gang related crime was decreasing.

He said: “I don’t know where the information came from. It could have come from council communications with the police.

“I thought we were on top of the gangs in Waltham Forest. It is an amazing amount of guns.”

A 51-year-old man remains in police custody following the raid.

Police have ruled out terror links.

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12:45pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Villagecranberry says...

Purely as a result of liberalism, Labours open door immigration policies, soft justice, failing schools, failing parenting skills and Labours soft attitude towards drugs.
Purely as a result of liberalism, Labours open door immigration policies, soft justice, failing schools, failing parenting skills and Labours soft attitude towards drugs. Villagecranberry
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1:06pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Sam Hain says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
Purely as a result of liberalism, Labours open door immigration policies, soft justice, failing schools, failing parenting skills and Labours soft attitude towards drugs.
Perhaps we should just shoot ourselves now!
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: Purely as a result of liberalism, Labours open door immigration policies, soft justice, failing schools, failing parenting skills and Labours soft attitude towards drugs.[/p][/quote]Perhaps we should just shoot ourselves now! Sam Hain
  • Score: -23

1:58pm Thu 17 Apr 14

mdj says...

'“You don’t keep guns if you do not plan to use them.”

Arguable. In many places and times, honest people have held guns so that dishonest people don't get any silly ideas about using them.
In our present scheme of things, only the law-abiding are prevented from having firearms, which seems perverse, and has probably cost lives, though unquantifiably.

Cllr Sullivan may have forgotten about this local incident in our grandparents' time, which was partly brought to a conclusion by law -abiding people who went home for their firearms, which they had probably never thought of firing on any other occasion.

'Tottenham Outrage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia'
'“You don’t keep guns if you do not plan to use them.” Arguable. In many places and times, honest people have held guns so that dishonest people don't get any silly ideas about using them. In our present scheme of things, only the law-abiding are prevented from having firearms, which seems perverse, and has probably cost lives, though unquantifiably. Cllr Sullivan may have forgotten about this local incident in our grandparents' time, which was partly brought to a conclusion by law -abiding people who went home for their firearms, which they had probably never thought of firing on any other occasion. 'Tottenham Outrage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia' mdj
  • Score: -16

6:49pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Sam Hain says...

If the stories are to be believed it may be just as well Cllr Buckmaster is currently residing in Norfolk.
If the stories are to be believed it may be just as well Cllr Buckmaster is currently residing in Norfolk. Sam Hain
  • Score: 9

10:46pm Thu 17 Apr 14

mdj says...

That's interesting: 12 negative votes. Do people believe that only criminals should be armed?

Sam, I wonder whether this Feb 2011 story from this paper has any relevance to the Buckmaster case? One can only speculate.
CHINGFORD: Man jailed for his part in 'relentless' tax scam (From ...

www.guardian-series.
co.uk/.../8835543.
That's interesting: 12 negative votes. Do people believe that only criminals should be armed? Sam, I wonder whether this Feb 2011 story from this paper has any relevance to the Buckmaster case? One can only speculate. CHINGFORD: Man jailed for his part in 'relentless' tax scam (From ... www.guardian-series. co.uk/.../8835543. mdj
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