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NimbleCat
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An Interesting Article Comparing England and The United States


on Gun Control, Crime, and the use of justifiable force to defend your life and property.

This is one of the better arguments I have read concerning Gun Control and the path the United States may be on.
Abscense of Guns, by Mark Steyn

There are some stellar facts in this article and I encourage anyone to read it that has doubts about where they should stand on this issue.







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NimbleCat
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re: An Interesting Article Comparing England and The United States


Reserved for fun facts...





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TigerTattle
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re: An Interesting Article Comparing England and The United States


Thanks for the link. Here are a couple more (videos).

LINK

LINK

People who say that banning a particular gun will not result in banning more, or in confiscation, should watch them.

It can (and does) happen. Gun registries and propaganda are a big part of it. The Brits are living proof, as they have warned us. Their right to bear arms and protect themselves was taken away in increments over years, from pistols to rifles and shotguns, all in the name of a "safer" UK, using the same arguments now being used in the US.

Now only criminals have guns, and even those who don't are fearless in the commission of crimes.






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Alltheway Tigers!
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re: An Interesting Article Comparing England and The United States


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Shirley Best, owner of the Rolander Fashion boutique whose clients include the daughter of the Princess Royal, was ironing some garments when two youths broke in. They pressed the hot iron into her side and stole her watch, leaving her badly burnt. “I was frightened to defend myself,” said Miss Best. “I thought if I did anything I would be arrested.”


Wow...just wow. Talk about whipped.

I never want to live like this.






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CajunAngele
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re: An Interesting Article Comparing England and The United States


Currently in the UK you can only check into a shooting range use the gun,turn the gun back in and leave.

good video you posted

LINK






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Zahrim
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Between the introduction of pistol permits in 1903 and the banning of handguns after the Dunblane massacre in 1996, Britain has had a century of incremental gun control—“sensible measures that all reasonable people can agree on.” And what’s the result? Even when you factor in America’s nutcake jurisdictions with the crackhead mayors, the overall crime rate in England and Wales is higher than in all 50 states, even though over there they have more policemen per capita than in the U.S., on vastly higher rates of pay installing more video surveillance cameras than anywhere else in the Western world. Robbery, sex crimes, and violence against the person are higher in England and Wales; property crime is twice as high; vehicle theft is higher still; the British are 2.3 times more likely than Americans to be assaulted, and three times more likely to be violently assaulted. Between 1973 and 1992, burglary rates in the U.S. fell by half. In Britain, not even the Home Office’s disreputable reporting methods (if a burglar steals from 15 different apartments in one building, it counts as a single crime) can conceal the remorseless rise: Britons are now more than twice as likely as Americans to be mugged; two-thirds will have their property broken into at some time in their lives. Even more revealing is the divergent character between U.K. and U.S. property crime: In America, just over 10 percent of all burglaries are “hot burglaries”—committed while the owners are present; in Britain, it’s over half. Because of insurance-required alarm systems, the average thief increasingly concludes that it’s easier to break in while you’re on the premises. Your home-security system may conceivably make your home more safe, but it makes you less so.



wow....






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ChineseBandit58
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In America, just over 10 percent of all burglaries are “hot burglaries”—committed while the owners are present; in Britain, it’s over half. Because of insurance-required alarm systems, the average thief increasingly concludes that it’s easier to break in while you’re on the premises. Your home-security system may conceivably make your home more safe, but it makes you less so.

This is chilling.

Why this is not the lead story in the discussion about these new regulation is a mystery to me.

You would think that an active journalist industry would be doing some fact-checking and challenging arguments made by either side of the issue rather than just being a megaphone for one side.







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Five0
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Why this is not the lead story in the discussion about these new regulation is a mystery to me.


Because it is devastating to the argument that the administration/media is trying to make. Yes, I think they are one in the same now.






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kclsufan
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re: An Interesting Article Comparing England and The United States


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Their right to bear arms and protect themselves was taken away in increments over years

That's pretty much how the left enacts their agenda, lying all the way.






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