How is it possible that a tiny island like Ireland has drug criminals forcing innocent drug users to hold machine guns? It’s almost like the newspaper story is trying to tell me that gun control has failed.
The stated purpose of gun control is to stop gun violence. Since there are obviously drug gangs with machine guns and silencers running about, then the only conclusion that I can reach is that Irish gun control was only successful in disarming the people, not the criminals. And that can’t be the purpose, can it?
* Dermot Ahern was the Irish Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform. He was adamant that no Irish Gun Culture™ be allowed to arise. He banned all “practical” shooting like IDPA and IPSC.
Since guns are pretty much illegal in the UK, one wonders why he didn’t laugh at the crims and simply drive away. Since there is no report of the gun being recovered, one also wonders why the gun is reported as “believed to be a BB gun.” During the assault was the victim able to examine it to determine that it could not be a real gun? Or are the local cops just saying that to prevent a panic. Rounders is a game sort of like baseball.
So here is the world that the Brady Campaign wants for us. The criminals armed with all manner of weapons, including what is devoutly hoped to be a replica machine gun, and the people unarmed. We know that real machine guns are used in crimes in the UK. Since disarming the people won’t stop armed crime, what is the real agenda behind civilian disarmament?
(newspaper reports did not specify the sub-machinegun siezed )
Now that Rebecca Peters has successfully rid her home country of gun violence, she has been active in the international suppression of firearms rights. Unfortunately, probably while her back was turned, the problem of gun violence appears to have returned. Or maybe it never left.
You know as well as I do that a country that bans all handguns, strictly regulates rifles and shotguns, and has no provision whatsoever for full-auto weaponry cannot possibly have gun violence. This is the world that the anti-gunners would have us live in.
This isn’t possible. Handguns are pretty much totally banned in the UK. It’s almost as if laws like this have no effect on criminal behavior. It’s as if the laws just disarm the law abiding and leave the criminals free to threaten, intimidate, and murder without worrying about the honest citizens shooting back. But not to worry, the guy in England got a whole 11 years in jail.