At least two people have broken into your house and are moving your way.
before, and the few that are privately owned are so stringently regulated as to make them useless..
that the second burglar has died.
and Illegal Possession of a Firearm.
you not to worry: authorities will probably plea the case down to manslaughter.
he replies, as if that’s nothing.
story in the local newspaper.
an unkind word to say about them..
then the international media.
has become a folk hero.
to sue you, and he’ll probably win.
of effort in apprehending the suspects.
that you were lying in wait for the burglars.
as your lawyer had so confidently predicted.
the injustice of it all works against you..
as a mean, vengeful man.
and is now serving a life term..
The Firearms Act of 1920 expanded licensing to include not only handguns but all firearms except shotguns..
When the smoke cleared, 17 people were dead.
The British public, already de-sensitized by eighty years of “gun control”, demanded even tougher restrictions.
(The seizure of all privately owned handguns was the objective even though Ryan used a rifle.)
Thomas Hamilton used a semi-automatic weapon to murder 16 children and a teacher at a public school.
For many years, the media had portrayed all gun owners as mentally unstable, or worse, criminals.
Now the press had a real kook with which to beat up law-abiding gun owners.
Day after day, week after week, the media gave up all pretense of objectivity and demanded a total ban on all handguns.
The Dunblane Inquiry, a few
months later, sealed the fate of the
still owned by private citizens.
Authorities refused to grant gun licenses to people who were threatened, claiming that self-defense was no longer considered a reason to own a gun.
Citizens who shot burglars or robbers or rapists were charged while the real criminals were released.
Indeed, after the Martin shooting, a police spokesman was quoted as saying,
“We cannot have people take the law into their own hands.”
had been robbed numerous times,
and several elderly people were severely injured in beatings by young thugs
who had no fear of the consequences.
Martin himself, a collector of antiques,
had seen most of his collection
trashed or stolen by burglars.
When the Dunblane Inquiry ended,
citizens who owned handguns
were given three months to turn them over to local authorities.
most people obeyed the law.
The few who didn’t were visited by police
and threatened with ten-year prison sentences if they didn’t comply.
Police later bragged that they’d taken
nearly 200,000 handguns from private citizens.
How did the authorities know who had handguns?
The guns had been registered and licensed.
Kind of like cars. Sound familiar?