Jihadists can get guns, and machetes but the law-abiding citizens who witnessed this awful murder? They were not even allowed to have knives, or sticks. The police had to wait for more police who actually carry guns. This is what happens when a nation loses it’s mind and declares war on self-defense
And once again, how is it that these representatives of the religion of peace have guns? I thought that they had strict gun control laws there?
Well of course they do, and of course those laws are miserable failures. Bob Belvedere has more
Mark Steyn’s latest weekly column concerns the murder of a British soldier by Jihadists in Woolwich and the reaction of government officials to it, specifically, and the loss of will in The West, generally.
In an Internet World full of ‘must-reads’, it truly is one.
A few highlights:
As grotesque as this act of savagery was, the aftermath was even more unsettling. The perpetrators did not, as the Tsarnaev brothers did in Boston, attempt to escape. Instead, they held court in the street gloating over their trophy, and flagged down a London bus to demand the passengers record their triumph on film. As the crowd of bystanders swelled, the remarkably urbane savages posed for photographs with the remains of their victim while discoursing on the iniquities of Britain toward the Muslim world. Having killed Drummer Rigby, they were killing time: It took 20 minutes for the somnolent British constabulary to show up. And so television viewers were treated to the spectacle of a young man, speaking in the vowels of south London, chatting calmly with his “fellow Britons” about his geopolitical grievances and apologizing to the ladies present for any discomfort his beheading of Drummer Rigby might have caused them, all while drenched in blood and still wielding his cleaver.
If you’re thinking of getting steamed over all that, don’t. Simon Jenkins, the former editor of the Times of London, cautioned against “mass hysteria” over “mundane acts of violence.”
That’s easy for him to say. Woolwich is an unfashionable part of town, and Sir Simon is unlikely to find himself there of an afternoon stroll. Drummer Rigby had less choice in the matter. Being jumped by barbarians with machetes is certainly “mundane” in Somalia and Sudan, but it’s the sort of thing that would once have been considered somewhat unusual on a sunny afternoon in south London — at least as unusual as, say, blowing up eight-year-old boys at the Boston Marathon. It was “mundane” only in the sense that, as at weddings and kindergarten concerts, the reflexive reaction of everybody present was to get out their cell phones and start filming.
We are slowly indoctrinating our fellow Americans to be passive. Guns are bad, self-defense is not only bad, but something that is our capacity to carry out. Just call the police and wait, if you own or carry a gun, it will only be taken away and used against you. The media hide the number of times a year Americans defend themselves and others with guns. The same media sensationalizes every school shooting in an effort to push for more gun laws. Oddly enough, they point to the UK as an example we should follow. Fools! All strict gun laws get you is a society where eventually defending yourself becomes illegal, and the murderers? They care nothing about laws
For over twenty minutes, the terrorists were able to parade around and pontificate before police who had guns were able to respond. Women talked to the two terrorists to try to stop them which was extraordinarily brave, but nobody was able to respond with a weapon , so everyone there was completely at the terrorists’ mercy.
Via Daily Caller:
The recent attack on a British soldier by assassins wielding meat cleavers while bystanders looked on raises the question: “Why didn’t anyone try to help the victim?”
Because British citizens are prohibited from carrying objects that could be used as “offensive weapons.”
While it is well known that Brits cannot carry guns, a lesser known law prohibits any subject of the Queen from carrying a knife of consequence, pepper spray or a stun gun.
According to the United Kingdom government website, the online storehouse of British government regulations, it is illegal to:
- sell a knife of any kind (including cutlery and kitchen knives) to anyone under 18
- carry a knife in public without good reason – unless it’s a knife with a folding blade 3 inches long (7.62 cm) or less, eg a Swiss Army knife
- carry, buy or sell any type of banned knife
- use any knife in a threatening way (even a legal knife, such as a Swiss Army knife)
Folding knives, regardless of blade size, with a locking mechanism are illegal in the U.K. for carry in public and are referred to as “lock knives.” According to British law, “The maximum penalty for an adult carrying a knife is 4 years in prison and a fine of £5,000.”
Pepper spray is also illegal under section 5(1)(b) of the Firearms Act 1968, which prohibits “any weapon of whatever description designed or adapted for the discharge of any noxious liquid, gas or other thing.”
It is illegal to import pepper spray or a stun gun because British law expressly states that pepper spray and stun guns are classified as firearms. Blow guns are classified as “offensive weapons” and are prohibited to own, except for veterinarians or registered animal handlers.
According to the UK website, “Having an offensive weapon in a public place without lawful authority or a reasonable excuse can also lead to a fine and/or up to four years in prison.”
You think the two animals that beheaded that soldier did not know they would not be challenged? Of course they knew. They might be insane, and demented, but sick demented people take advantage of laws that only disarm the law-abiding.
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