Kudos to St.Johns!


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MicroBalrog
January 29, 2004, 02:25 PM
He's spreading the good word! (http://www.nationstates.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=119643)

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Stand_Watie
January 30, 2004, 03:56 AM
I read the thread, and I'm not joining another site to contribute to the one thread - BUT if St. John's wants to add this...

http://www.claytoncramer.com/firear~1.htm


it's right on topic...

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FEAR AND LOATHING IN WHITEHALL:
BOLSHEVISM AND THE FIREARMS ACT OF 1920
In 1870, there were no laws regulating the possession, purchase, and peaceful carrying of firearms in Britain. Anyone, child or adult, could buy a pistol, load it, and carry it under his coat with no legal consequences. As late as 1920, the law presented no obstacle to an adult without a criminal history purchasing a rifle, shotgun, or pistol, and carrying it concealed upon his person.[1] Yet today, Britain has some of the most restrictive gun control laws in the world.

The Firearms Act of 1920 was a watershed of British firearms control. From its passage, the ownership of firearms ceased to be a right of Englishmen, and instead became a privilege -- one increasingly restricted over the intervening 75 years. Under the direction of the Home Office, police discretion in licensing throughout Britain has made ownership of firearms an increasingly rare event. Why was the Firearms Act of 1920 passed?

HunterGatherer
January 30, 2004, 04:28 AM
I couldn't even get more than 4 posts down. The witless, ingnorant, (insert favorite expletive here) on that board are astonishing. Never able to carry a firearm in Britain? In BRITAIN???? God help us all.

My hat is off to you St. John. You must truly possess the patience of your namesake. Good luck.

HunterGatherer
January 30, 2004, 04:34 AM
IngSoc really has taken hold of the U.K. hasn't it? Winston Smith would be right at home. :banghead: :banghead: :(

fallingblock
January 30, 2004, 06:40 AM
With a low sweeping bow as well.:D

I fear that you are mightily outnumbered there in Blimey....

:eek:


Well, done....

Khornet
January 30, 2004, 08:04 AM
in the US Navy we would say "Bravo Zulu" (BZ): well done, my friend. It's lonely work to stand up for the truth.

Tell me more about this Nation States site. What sort of place is it? Would I have fun there?

Khornet
January 30, 2004, 08:11 AM
one poster alluded to the difference in gun crime rates between US and Japan. The cause of the difference is the culture itself, which is vastly more unfree in Japan. Police routinely have the right, for example, to enter your home and see what you're up to. To be arrested there is to be convicted.

For a good discussion of this point, see Dave Kopel's "The Mountie, The Samurai, and the Cowboy" available at Amazon. Good luck.

Stand_Watie
January 30, 2004, 08:25 AM
And compare how low the homicide rate of Japanese-Americans is to Japan or to America in general.

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