The Deputy Mayor of London, Kit Malthouse, said consideration should also be given to banning all bull breeds which were inherently more aggressive than other dogs and were "canine weapons that terrorise the streets of Peckham, Toxteth and Moss Side".Firstly, this will simply prompt the thugs to switch to other breeds, equally as capable of horrendous damage.
Secondly, it's not the breed, it's the owner. How many times does that have to be pointed out to you bunch of nincompoops?
Our neighbour's Staffie is as soft as butter and as daft as a brush. That's because she's a responsible dog owner. And the people you are targetting aren't.
Come to think of it, it's about time we considered compulsory neutering too...