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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.