The Telegraph speaks out. "We have, post-Dunblane, what are said to be the toughest gun control laws in the world. They have actually proved strikingly ineffectual."
Notice the author calls for increased police state powers along w/ stricter sentencing? More police stop and search along w/ racial profiling.
Posted by: Thirdpower at February 16, 2007 10:40 AM
"Roadblocks and searches at every intersection, by Jove! We must authorize law enforcement to do whatever it takes to make us safe!"
I am so glad that I was not raised to be a pussy.
Posted by: Letalis at February 16, 2007 11:14 AM
Abraham Lincoln is supposed to have once told this anecdote. It rings true here.
A man came into the village tavern complaining about his home repair project. "I cut that board three times and it was still too short," he related as he sharpened the blade.
Posted by: 30yearprof at February 16, 2007 02:34 PM
"Never trust a man who doesn't trust you". This goes double for governments. An FBI firearms instructor once told me, "It's better to be tried by 12 than carried out by 6". Use your heads. The safety of you and yours are your own responsibility.
Posted by: Pixelkiller at February 17, 2007 08:28 AM
Honest citizens have trouble obtaining firearms legally when gun laws are strict. Criminals do not care about legality.
A criminal is more likely to have connections to obtain weapons. A gang member has better connections as well as assistance in dealing with competition and committing crimes.
As gangs get stronger, they absorb or kill off the independents. The gangs also gain political power to prevent government acting against them.
The gangs gain more power.
England will eventually end up with warlords.
Posted by: Phillep at February 17, 2007 11:15 AM