In reading about Vincent Cooke, one commenter pointed out that in states where there was gun ownership, the incidences of that sort of robbery were much fewer – the game wasn’t worth the candle so much.
That’s right. Here’s a post on the situation by Smallest Minority. And one at Joe Huffman’s. And one from Joe on the new mania to get into your home and police “safe storage” of everything, not just guns.
It is so bleedin obvious what the State is about, both in the U.S. and in the UK [where it has a head start]. It wants to:
1. Disarm all citizens;
2. Control anything held in a home.
Through those measures, citizens will not be able to combine and pose a threat in any numbers. The misrepresentation of the EDL in the media [and it might be true that it includes the old football hooligans but it also includes a hell of a lot of other working class people] is just another example of the fear Them have of any sort of threat from the people.
Smallest Minority quoted a source, concerning the UK:
As a result, the Crown Prosecution Service can (and has) prosecuted people for merely possessing anything they consider to be an “offensive weapon” whether or not said “weapon” was ever displayed.
The conclusion at the end:
All of this has what has been referred to as a “chilling effect” on the willingness of the British populace to actively defend themselves.
All things being equal, the English [and British] population have not been particularly gun-oriented, compared to the Americans and we like to think we can solve everything by negotiation, relying on the friendly bobby on the beat to take care of the occasional naughty person. “Allo, allo, what’s all this then?”
What is becoming increasingly apparent is that:
1. The police now only spend 13% or so of time on the beat or out on active duty – the rest is paperwork;
2. A new type of recruit is coming in who is just basically a thug;
3. The police, at the top, have become polticized as never before – they are targeting specific groups and going soft on others.
The result is that the state is using the police now plus Elfansafetee plus many other EU laws to achieve an impoverished, homebound, home-regulated, compliant population which follows the mantra of PCism and is infantilized. This is lightyears from Joe Huffman’s post, where he says something like, “I’d like to see them try to reorient me.”
The law in the UK allows you to join a gun club and gain a licence for a shotgun, obviously to be used strictly for club shooting or in some other places under guidelines. This is the way to get round the law and while I strongly urge that the only reason for you to do such a thing is because you love “sensible shooting in a club” and nothing else and while you must be of exemplary character to be “granted” such a licence, nevertheless there would be a certain feeling of security in your home, were it known that you were a local member of a gun club.
Look, it has to begin somewhere, does it not?
Philosophy and sensibility
In the States, there is already a radicalized mindset about guns and it is sharply divided but the weight is on the side of gun rights. Over here, it would shock many to even see that picture at the top of the post, much less have one in your hands. We are, by and large, a non-guntoting society.
Many would argue that the moment weapons are “allowed” into the hands of people, you are creating violence in that society. Really? You look around out society and see crims acting with total impunity, backed by the politicized courts – witness Cherie Blair’s latest go-soft-on-crims ruling – look at the chances of you meeting personal violence these days and you say we are a non-violent society?
You say knives are far less violent than guns? Tell Vincent Cooke that. Tell Myleene Klaas.
People – under the EU in particular, our society has changed and it won’t be too long now until guns are pressed into the hands of young men and women anyway, for the wrong purpose – war. It is so difficult for those outside the OoL readership, for example, to see that we are being pushed into a compliant serfdom, at the beck and call of precisely the people above who should have no say in our lives at all. Did you read that post about the psychopaths who rule us?
We are at a crossroads. I’m a peaceable person and would only ever want a weapon as a deterrent. Mind you, it would have to be apparent to all and sundry that I’d have no compunction using it too. With a legal gun cabinet and inside – a legal gun, locked away from the kiddies, it would alter the nature of the policy proposals from the bstds who “govern” us.
Even if you’re not as aggressive as I am on the matter, you are gradually being forced into “quiet radicalization” and sooner or later, you will have to make some decisions about how sacrosanct your home is and how much your family means to you. Or do you want a life where government inspectors from various departments – Elfansafetee, Social Services etc. – pay periodic visits to see if you are complying with their latest inane regulations, on pain of reprisals?
In this country, we favour quiet solutions to problems. I’m certainly not advocating arming ourselves to the teeth, not in the least but I can imagine that if many people, quietly and completely legally, mind, were to be granted a shotgun licence, not to protect their homes and families but because of their love of gun clubs, then that is just promoting a new sport, isn’t it, like slot car racing, knitting or tiddliwinks?
And while we’re at it
People, you think we are not now in those times? What do you think of this? [H/T Lord T]
Tens of thousands of benefits claimants will be referred to food banks by the Government, which is worried that many Britons face a stark choice: starvation or feeding themselves by begging or stealing.
From tomorrow, jobcentres in England and Wales will refer the needy to charity-run food banks that will give them a food parcel. It is the first time in living memory that hungry people will have been passed on to charities in this way.
[I wrote two posts on this issue: one, two. I don't personally have any weapon of any kind in my home, nor can I manufacture one, nor have I any intention of being anything but a good boy ........... yet. The decision on when I feel sufficiently radicalized to "apply" for gun ownership is one I'll make in my own good time and when I'm ready, not when some government department directs me to.]