Machine guns are outlawed in England, and that keeps criminals from using them in crimes, right?
A mother of one was caught in a hail of bullets from a shotgun and machine gun when she was killed outside a takeaway, a court heard today.
Nursery teacher Sabrina Moss had been celebrating her 24th birthday with friends last month when she was shot in the chest in Kilburn, north-west London.
Her friend Sabrina Gachette, 24, was wounded in the incident – along with two other men – but is recovering from her injuries in hospital. Martell Warren, 22, has been charged with murder.
Warren, of Willesden, north-west London, today appeared at the Old Bailey in Central London via video link from HMP Belmarsh in Thamesmead, south-east London, for a brief hearing.
He is charged with Miss Moss’s murder and the attempted murders of Miss Gachette, Mahod Ahmed and Edson Da-Silva on August 25
He is also charged with two counts of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. The court was told that a shotgun and a Mac 10 machine gun were used in the attack.
Prosecutor Julian Evans said: ‘Mr Warren is charged with six matters in relation to the incident. Two firearms were discharged at the scene, the first a Mac 10 machine gun and the second a shotgun.’
It seems that the British are learning the same hard lesson Mexicans have learned: when guns are almost impossible to get legally, and crimes for owning any gun is equally draconian, then those who do decide to tool up are going to use the same channels they use to import drugs to smuggle in highly effective weaponry, including machine guns.
On the bright side, there hasn’t been the proliferation of grenades and heavy machine guns into England… yet.