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Restore our right to bare arms.

2 Comments 2nd July 2010

After the Hungerford and Dunblane massacres, and most recently, the tagic shootings in Cumbria. Gun laws have come under increasing pressure and scrutiny. Both the Hungerford and Dunblane shootings resulted in gun laws in this country being changed. Restricting the sale and ownership of certain firearms, in an attempt to stop it happening again. It didnt. 

Why does this matter?

The fact is, restricting the sale and ownership of firearms to the public does not and has not reduced gun crime in any shape or form. The telegraph reported on the 24th of January 2008 that 28 gun related crimes were committed in the UK every day. Gun crime has doubled (In some cases, it has increased almost 7 fold), in the last decade. Why? Because guns have become extremely easy for criminals to procure. The ban on firearms does nothing, but limit the ability of an individual to protect themselves. The police failed to stop the Cumbria shootings. But what if firearms were more available to the public? Who knows how soon Mr. Bird could have been stopped had a member of the public had the ability to do so. The ban prevents people from protecting themselves and their families from intruders. It prevents people from protecting themselves from muggers, from serious assualt. The list goes on.

Obviously, certain weapons NEED to be restricted. There is no need for someone to own automatic rifles for example. But pistols would prove to be invaluable to law abiding citizens. Gun owners would require a license and to register any weapons that they happen to own. Failure to do so should result in serious fines and perhaps imprisonment. All police officers should then be trained in the use of firearms and should be armed while on patrol.

At the end of the day, it seems disgusting that the only people in this country that are unable to protect themselves with a firearm, are the very people who abide by the law. Criminals have an abundant amount of weapons on the streets, and are a terrible threat to ordinary citizens. Restore our right to bare arms. Give citizens the means to protect themselves, their familes and their households.

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2 Responses to Restore our right to bare arms.

  1. Paul Case says:

    Yes I do fully support if not least approve of this idea of our to restore our right to bare arms, I see it has a lot of ground to because it also say’s in Magna Carta and the Bill of Rights 1689, in one of the privisions of the document(s); states that, no royal interference in the freedom of the people to have arms for their own defence as suitable to their class and as allowed by law and was (simultaneously restoring rights previously taken from Protestants by James II). I would like people around who want to defend reasonably, I would everyone to start a vast but positive campaign by educating people on firearms, what they are, and how they should be used and bring a positive message eventually.

  2. Dave Taylor says:

    Here in America, we keep the peace through an armed citizenry. It’s just the right thing to do. America would drown in crime if guns were taken away. Most of the mass shootings here are carried out by people that are on mental pills. The rest are perpetrated by minorities. That’s the way it really is. I feel sorry for the broken soul of England’s disarmed people. What a disrespectful thing for a government to do to it’s own people. We Americans want to see the gun rights for UK citizens fully restored. Don’t believe the Hollywood garbage and the New York Mob media, we the people of America will not be disarmed.

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