Blimey, our cousins across the pond would like a fighting chance, just like the rest of us:
A Daily Telegraph online poll has revealed that over 80 percent of Brits would rather a repeal on the hand gun ban over various other “new law” choices.
Uh oh, so much for the notion of living in a gun free zone.
With the Woolwich attack some folks have figured out that living gun free is a fool’s errand. And all over one death of a soldier, how rankled would they be if those double terrorist clowns went Ft. Hood style and started blasting away in to the crowd?
But Britons seem unconvinced by the law. The proposer, known as “Colliemum” asked, “…why should only criminals be ‘allowed’ to possess guns and shoot unarmed, defenceless citizens and police officers?”
The epiphany of realizing that their hide is just as valuable as anyone else’s, some Brits think their little gun free utopia is not working and would like the chance to even the playing field, do they not get to decide what kind of society they should have?
That argument, expressed here by some (one), that more guns walking around will make people less safe, OK, probably, but we cannot uninvent firearms, they already exist, so the notion of living anywhere gun free is ridiculous, they are out there. The individual citizen should, armed with the fact that he cannot prevent the existence of firearms in his neighborhood, should get to decide what if any precautions he will take knowing that guns are a reality.
The utopian society, where no firearms exist (hell, why stop there, lets roll with it and say no mean people or rude people exist either) would be preferable, but we have what we have, a violent world where some people will ply the upper hand ,illegally if necessary, to personally profit or gain.
Whether enough folks will decide to make a change, who knows, but more jihadi shenanigans will only make people more afraid, and more determined to become pro active in their own survival.