It’s A Good Thing Subjects of the UK are Forbidden to Defend Themselves

Someone might have been hurt. Oh, wait… Family ‘terrorised’ in East Kilbride machete raid – The Scotsman

A man was struck on the leg with a machete and held in a bedroom with his wife and son while robbers ransacked their home.

Eliminating/adding restrictions on one weapon, didn’t eliminate crime, just shifted he weapons used. And restricting self-defense means the whole damn country is a defenseless-victim-zone.

The authorities are planning to respond by outlawing even more inanimate objects. This time next year I expect they will be outlawing (or requiring registration for) lengths of iron pipe.

Doing the same thing and expecting a different result is one definition of insanity.

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The Slippery Slope of Weapon Control and How it Doesn’t Work Anyway

History. Ignorance. Rinse. Repeat. GayPatriot » Re: “Common Sense Gun Laws”

A history of gun control in Great Britain The United Kingdom (or is it “Airstrip One?”) from 1920 onward.

And while knife crime is surging, the police are devoting more officers to investigating people who make politically incorrect statements. So is the UK turning into 1984, or is this more like a twisted version of V for Vendetta?

In That Place Where Great Britain Used to Be

JusticeWhere there is little in the way of legal self-defense, and exercising your human-right will cause you nothing but grief. Dead burglar Henry Vincent’s friends hit back at vigilante | Daily Mail Online

This relates to a story from April 5th, where a guy in the United Kingdom, who was forced to defend himself from a home invader, was arrested for murder by the local police. He has since been released, since even in the place where Great Britain used to be, self-defense is legal. (The authorities really don’t like to admit that.)

We have also found out that the dead guy, and his suspected partner-in-crime, are “career criminals,” with a history of burglary.

To add insult to armed home-invasion, the family of the dead guy came and erected a memorial to the guy in the front of the house where he died while committing a violent crime. The police were “powerless” to stop them. (Makes me wonder what police in the UK have the power to do.) A person, described by the Daily Mirror as a vigilante, came along in the night and tore the shrine down, and took the flowers to a local cemetery. The family of the dead guy came and put up more flowers.

Outraged neighbours have blasted police for allowing 37-year-old Vincent’s family and friends to construct the memorial, as officers said they were powerless to intervene.

But late last night the vigilante drove to Hither Green, south-east London, before tearing down flowers and dumping the bunches in his boot.

The homeowner who was forced to defend himself, from violent thugs? He is in hiding under police protection, because of worries of reprisals from the dead guy’s family.

I won’t waste your time (as the Daily Mail does) going over the quotes from the dead guy’s family. Suffice it to say, they think it is entirely unfair, and want the victim in the crime to apologize for standing up for himself. They aren’t getting a lot traction with that argument, if the comments on the news article are representative. (I know they’re not.) Given that the 2 guys involved are Travelers, they aren’t getting much sympathy from folks in the UK. Though the cops are taking a beating for not finding the guy still on the run.

UPDATE: The London Telegraph has more quotes from the outraged neighbors of the victim. Shrine to career criminal outside burglary victim’s home is destroyed. You might find it interesting.

About That Surge in Knife-crime Happening in London

London’s crime problem has been much in the news this year. It is almost as if there has been a major change in the population in the past few years. London surgeon treating children in uniform for gun and knife wounds | Daily Mail Online

Martin Griffiths, a lead surgeon at Barts Health NHS Trust, said children as young as 13 years old being are being admitted for life-threatening wounds daily.

Griffiths said colleagues who served in the military likened their work at the London hospital to being back at Camp Bastion, the British Forces base in war-torn Afghanistan.

While stab wounds are in the lead, gunshot wounds are also a problem.

The best statistics on UK Crime are from October last year – they don’t report on a calendar-year basis, so the updated report is at least 6 months away. The graphs at that link tell an interesting story of increasing gun and knife crime. And remember, the UK has pretty much outlawed all handguns, and instituted draconian knife-control. I suppose they are shocked to learn that criminals don’t obey the law.

In February, London’s murder rates beat out New York City’s for the first time ever.

Drive-by shootings. Gang violence. (I generally like the coverage of the London Telegraph better, but this story is behind a pesky paywall.)

What No Legal Self-defense Looks Like To Law-abiding Folks in the UK

JusticeIn places like Oklahoma, that have a version of the Castle Doctrine, cops would shake this guy’s hand. In the UK they arrest him for murder. Pensioner, 78, ‘stabs armed burglar to death’ at home in south east London | London Evening Standard

Two thugs break into the home of 78-year-old man. One of them is armed with a screwdriver, and attacks the old man, who retreats to the kitchen. The struggle continues, and the bad-guy ends up being stabbed. He later dies from his wounds. What do the cops do to the old man?

He was initially arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm but re-arrested on suspicion of murder. He was in custody at a south London police today.

The 2nd guy (who police believe was also armed) is still being sought.

So what was this old man supposed to do? Lay down and let a thug stab him? I suppose that is what the big-state, self-defense hating folks would say. And of course in the UK guns are not allowed by the law-abiding, which of course means that only the criminals have them. Self-defense is a human-right, even when it is not your legal right.

Gun Control and Knife Control. Maybe They Should Focus on Criminal Control

Still, New York and London can’t hold a candle to Chicago or Baltimore. London murder rate beats New York for month as stabbings surge | Fox News

The Sunday Times reported 15 people were murdered in London, against 14 in New York. Both cities are very diverse with large populations: London has over 8.7 million residents to New York’s 8.5 million.

Murders in London are up 38 percent since 2014. And that trend isn’t reversing.

Deadly stabbings in England and Wales are now at their highest levels since 2011, rising by 12 percent in the year ending December 2017.

The people who hate guns won’t count those murders because stabbings don’t count when you hate guns.

If You Think “The System” Is on Your Side, You Are Mistaken

You could file this under “Cops Behaving Badly – UK Edition.” Britain’s ‘worst ever’ child grooming scandal exposed: Hundreds of young girls raped, beaten, sold for sex and some even KILLED – Mirror Online. Like all bureaucracies, the Criminal Justice System in the UK – and in particular in Telford – is only interested in its own preservation.

This is a tragedy that has been going on for 40 years. The cops knew about a lot of it, but were afraid of being labeled “racist” if they investigated the “Asian” community. So they stayed out of it. And for 40 years, kids were mistreated. So they aren’t racists. They are still bastards.

Another victim claims officers discouraged her from pursuing her request for evidence after she told them she was speaking to the Mirror.

Because there is nothing more important to the system, than protecting the system. They are not interested in Justice or even in protecting kids – as you can see if you click through and read the story – they are only interested in making sure they don’t look too bad. (They sure as hell don’t look good.)

Hat tip to 90 Miles from Tyranny, where you will also find some comments.