Friday, October 23, 2009

Ahh the Island Paradise which is Britain

From Kevin at The Smallest Minority

Britain now has some of the toughest gun laws in the world.
We recognize that only the strictest control of firearms will protect the public.

-- Home Office Minister Alun Michael, 11/3/97 press release.
That was right after passage of the handgun ban.

Armed officers placed on routine foot patrol for first time
And not just any guns, either!
Police officers armed with submachine guns are to be deployed on routine patrol of Britain's streets for the first time. A hand-picked team from CO19, the Metropolitan Police's elite firearms unit, will walk the beat in gun crime hotspots where armed gangs have turned entire estates into "no go" zones.

Local politicians and anti-gun campaigners have reacted with anger at the news that the officers will carry Heckler & Koch MP5 submachine guns – capable of firing up to 800 rounds-per-minute – and Glock semi-automatic pistols.

Go read the whole thing. If gun control doesn't work on an itty bitty island like Britain or Jamaica or a great big island like Australia then it isn't going to work here where unlike the other locales mentioned we've been stocking up for the last 300 years.

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