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The Civilized Brits

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by MarkDido, Apr 4, 2005.

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  1. MarkDido

    MarkDido Member

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    The Brits are so much safer after disarming the law-abiding population of those terrible, nasty firearms!
     
  2. ScorpioVI

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    Listen, like most of the guys here, I'm in disagreement about the way the Brits handled the firearm issue... but... let's not use a 105-year-old woman (who can't even stand on her own) as an example of "what might have happened if she had a gun".

    Guns aren't the answer for everything, nor are they for everybody.
     
  3. firesafety3

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    Point well taken, ScorpioVI.

    But in the general interest of the story, just think of this 105 year old woman whose life spanned the greatest time period in the history of mankind and she finishes her days feeble and scared. Such a shame.

    Too bad she didn't have a couple of great-grandsons staying with her.

    How chickens**t can you get.
     
  4. Jay Kominek

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    You're quite right on one level. With or without a gun, a 105 year old woman who can't stand on her own is going to have a rough time of things.

    But keep in mind the deterrent and, uh, "cleansing" effects of firearms in society. These fellows might not have lived long enough to rob this woman if they'd run across someone armed earlier in their careers.
     
  5. Parallax

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    No guns, but you can put up cameras, so we can arrest the criminals after they've killed you, raped your wife and stolen all of your stuff :rolleyes:
     
  6. 30 cal slob

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    Even if that lady had a gun, it's not like the Brits would have let her use it to defend herself.

    "Self-defence" is not a lawful use of a firearm. After all, that's barbaric.
     
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    I do say good chap, would you kindly stop raping and beating my wife. She hates it when people do that, it gives her such a headache. I'm going to go get a cup of tea and call the police, would you like me to get you something while i'm in the kitchen.
    /How the h:fire:ll did England go from ruling half the world to this in under 75 years. :confused:
     
  8. shermacman

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    I was going to make an obnoxious comment about the success of Britian's gun control laws but the lady is dead from the fright and fear of the ordeal. I just can not understand the idiocy of Britian's rulers and the foolishness of Britian's sheeple.

    But then I remembered something, I live in Massachusetts.
     
  9. Stickjockey

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    The same way we will. (Not that we rule half the world, but we are the only superpower extant.)

    20 years? Can you say murder?? How about life? :cuss:
     
  10. FRIENDLY

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    The civilised Brits

    Please note the word travellers in the article.This is British for Gypsies or Roms so listen to the civil libertarians scream supporting them.
     
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    These people have nothing to do with gypsies or Romanians. Travellers are a bunch of con-artists and thieves. Those in Britiain and here in the States are generally all of Anglo background.
     
  12. Bear Gulch

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    I don't expect a woman of 105 to have to defend herself with a gun. In a decent society she would have no need to.
     
  13. Standing Wolf

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    You're entirely correct; I believe the acute, chronic fear of heavily armed home owners, however, is the answer for all burglars.
     
  14. taliv

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    umm... is it just me, or is this article completely stupid?

    the woman is ONE HUNDRED AND FIVE YEARS OLD. There's not even a reasonable suspicion she died from "fear". good grief!

    look at the facts (as reported, at least)...

    2 guys burglerized her 4 times in 18 months. They were sentenced last friday, which probably means they were caught several months ago. Their last raid was September. She died last month. That's 7 months after the last break-in!

    it's interesting that Jo Pearson fails to mention what their sentence was. i wonder why.
     
  15. TMM

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    if i was a burglar, i'd be really scared if old grammy started waving a revolver at me...

    ~TMM
     
  16. Parallax

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    Facts? Huh? Why bother with facts when we can sensationalize everything as much as possible instead?

    Out of all the people I could have pointing a gun at me, I'd pick an old lady last.

    Old- nothing to lose
    Woman- highly irrational

    :eek:
     
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