Category Archives: Meanwhile in X paradise

Meanwhile in Sarah Brady Paradise: Beheaded in the Street edition

If only we banned all handguns like they do in (Formerly Great) Britain. Then we wouldn’t have to worry about people getting beheaded in the street by Muslim terrorists.

Two suspected terrorists were shot by armed police after attacking a pedestrian, believed to be a soldier, with a machete-style knife close to military barracks in an ‘Islamist attack’. 

 So they attacked a soldier, near an army barracks, and the cops quickly responded and shot the terrorists dead?

One witness, called James, told LBC radio: “We saw clearly two knives, meat cleavers, they were big kitchen knives like you would use in a butcher’s, they were hacking at this poor guy, we thought they were trying to remove organs from him”

“These two guys were crazed, they were not there, they were just animals. They then dragged him from the pavement and dumped his body in the middle of the road.

“They took 20 minutes to arrive, the police – the armed response.”

The crowd gathered and watched, but except for a few brave British women, no one intervened.

“When they dumped the body in the road, these two black guys had the opportunity to hurt other people if they wanted to because there were brave women with the dead guy on the floor, they were shielding and covering him. The attackers with the knives were standing over these women.

These women didn’t die only because the killers didn’t wish to kill them. Once again we see that a disarmed victim zone leaves onlookers with exactly two choices, stand passively and watch evil do whatever it wants, or intervene empty handed and almost always share the victim’s fate.

 

Only a sick society tells people that they are too weak, too stupid, or too unsafe to be permitted to haul out a handgun and drop the terrorists in their tracks. Click over and look at the photos. There are residential apartments visible from the murder scene. Anyone could have used their home defense gun to put a halt to this. But because it is (Formerly Great) Britain, no one had so much as a pocketknife.

The outcome will be the same. More demands for more police and more government intervention to “protect” the people while actively taking every possible weapon out of the hands of the common people. You start to wonder if the terrorists and the government aren’t on the same side.

Meanwhile in Sarah Brady Paradise: Pub Shooting edition

It’s Jolly Olde England, and handguns are banned. You’re out drinking at a pub with friends, so no worries, right? 

A 22-year-old woman suffered a single gunshot wound at The Vernon pub in Old Basford on 17 August. She recovered after treatment in hospital.

 

The police think she was a random target of someone who just shot into the crowded building. How’s that gun control working?

Meanwhile in Sarah Brady Paradise: Reverse Drive By edition

Is there anything that British gun control can’t screw up? Aren’t you supposed to shoot OUT of the car?

Two men were injured when shots were fired at their car as they drove through Liverpool, police said.

The Liverpudlian plod has called up MATRIX, which is their fancy name for their gang and gun task force, so that should tell you who they think the culprits, and possibly the victims, are.

Wasn’t this exactly the sort of thing that gun control was supposed to stop? Guess it didn’t work.

Meanwhile in Sarah Brady Paradise: 16 Hours edition

Hard to see what else the cops could have done in this situation.

An inquest jury has ruled that a father-of-two died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a 16-hour stand-off with police.

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So where did a suicidal man get a sawed off shotgun in Luton, England? Didn’t he know that it was illegal for him to have one?

Meanwhile in Sarah Brady Paradise: Sheffield Shooting edition

It’s impossible. Handguns are totally banned in (Formerly Great) Britain, and rifles and shotguns are so heavily regulated that they are extremely difficult to get legally. How could this have happened?

A 22-year-old man suffered gun shot wounds to his hand and arm in a shooting in Sheffield on Tuesday night.

Luckily the Chief Inspector says that it’s “not a threat to the wider public.”

That’s comforting.

Meanwhile in Sarah Brady Paradise: Hotel Intruder edition

So why do you need a gun in a hotel? Especially a hotel in “gun free” (Formerly Great) Britain? Because things like this happen.

A hotel was evacuated after a gunman reportedly entered the building and made threats to a member of staff.

Kent Police said the man went into the Hythe Imperial Hotel in Princess Parade, Hythe, at about 10:30 BST on Friday reportedly armed with a gun.

Gun control doesn’t stop criminals from having guns. It just stops decent folks from having a chance to defend themselves.

Meanwhile in X Paradise: Every Day for a Year edition

Three hundred and sixty-five days ago, I said I was starting a big new push. Every day since September 25th, 2011 I have posted a gun crime story from a foreign country. That even includes the two weeks I was in Slovenia and Croatia.

At first I searched a lot of newspapers online, but in the end I found that it was easy to come up with a new gun crime story each day by searching two news outlets. I got almost all of my crime stories from BBC and the Sydney Morning Herald. Did I use any fancy sleuthing techniques to ferret out hidden gun crime stories? Nope. I just went to the main page of each news service and searched for stories with the word “gun” in them. That means I likely missed plenty of stories where the writer happened to choose “rifle” or “pistol” instead of the generic “gun.”

I want you to stop and think about that for a second. Two countries who heavily restrict guns still have enough gun crime that I can find a new story every single day for a year. If that doesn’t tell you everything you need to know about the failure of gun control, I don’t know what does.

So take an hour and read through some of the stories. Ask yourself if you’d be willing to give up your gun rights to live in one of these two countries. This is what gun control actually looks like. It’s disarmed citizens victimized by the same crimes we have here. The only difference between us and them is that their citizens can’t fight back. 

Starting tomorrow I will only be posting stories in this category once in a while. I’ll post about the spectacular stuff like the machine gun murders and bicycle drive bys. I’ll start posting more stories about Felons Behaving Badly, another category that’s been a bit neglected around here.

Meanwhile in Rebecca Peters Paradise: Ram Bar and a Rifle edition

So if you can’t stop people from modding their van into a battering ram, how do you expect to keep people from getting guns and threatening bank tellers?

A white van used to by two thieves to smash their way into a Gold Coast bank this morning had been fitted with a ‘‘ram bar’’ custom made for the robbery, police have revealed.

The men, who wore balaclavas, forced the ram bar through the plate glass windows of the Commonwealth Bank on Currumburra Road at Ashmore about 8.30am.

The pair made their way inside, threatened staff with a sawn-off rifle and then helped themselves to numerous bags of money in a ‘‘drop safe’’ set aside for after-hours business deposits.

Click over and see the photo of the van.

It’s stuff like this that makes me shake my head. Now they’ll make it illegal to attach rams to vans, and they’ll have exactly the same impact on van-ram crime as gun bans had on gun crime.

Meanwhile in Sarah Brady Paradise: Petrol Station Raid edition

Is there nothing sacred? It’s Belfast, part of the United Kingdom, and therefore a nearly gun free paradise. Yet something like this happens?

A man armed with a gun has made off with cash and cigarettes after robbing a petrol station at Glengormley on the outskirts of north Belfast.

If it was actually hard to get a gun, then only elite criminals would have them. They’d be too expensive for ordinary criminals to have. Yet we have some idiot stealing cash and cigarettes with his highly illegal gun.

Gun Control = Fail

Meanwhile in Rebecca Peters Paradise: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished edition

I carry a gun. I’ve often felt that it would give me an advantage if someone tried to carjack me. I still don’t take too many chances, but I’m more likely to assist people when I know I have something to even the odds. Not so in other countries.

A man who offered another man a lift last night in Busselton was threatened with a shot gun and had his car stolen.

The cops recovered the stolen car with a gun inside it, but the suspect got away. No doubt he is seriously reconsidering his lifestyle. He’ll most likely be reconsidering the shotgun and getting a handgun next time. It’s not like he’ll have difficulty, and a handgun is easier to carry when making your escape.

Oh, you thought I meant he’d reconsider his life of crime? Why? There’s no significant downside to it. It’s not like his victims could shoot back.