This fine article from Hazel Stone at The Line is Here, shows clearly why the UK policy of banning everything is just so wrong.
Henry Webster, 16, was punched, kicked
and hit repeatedly on the head on a tennis court at Ridgeway School in
Wroughton, Wiltshire, in 2007.
“He was knocked to the ground, he was kicked, punched and repeatedly hit over the head with a hammer.”
Henry has three separate skull fractures and a “brain injury.” The
lack of firearms didn’t seem to prevent this thuggery, now did it?
Shall we also ban hammers now?
Looks like knives are already on the agenda for removal. Whatever will you use to cut your steaks now?
But what’s this?? The state of Michigan issues a record number of concealed-carry permits and voiolent crime has decreased?
More than 155,000 Michiganders — about one in every 65 —
are now authorized to carry loaded guns as they go about their everyday
affairs, according to Michigan State Police records.
How can that be possible, when just the mere fact of owning a gun
makes you a crazy killer-type person? (Yes, that was sarcasm.) Can it
actually be that having so many armed citizens makes for a more polite
populace…and a more circumspect criminal element? I know I’d think
fifth (instead of twice, you see) about accosting someone if I knew
there was a good possibility they could revoke my birth certificate.
Ted and I often wonder what happened to Britain. There was a time when the sun never set on British soil
(not that I’m advocating colonialism, mind you…unless we’re speaking of
the Moon and Mars), this was a people made of iron, forged in centuries
of conflict. We can only assume that the rest of Europe (I’m talking to
you France and Belgium) has worn them down to the nubbins they are
Come back, Britain! We need you!
Hazel, there are many of us here in Britain that hear you!! Looking to make sensible and common sense changes through the political system.