England, How is that gun ban thing working? Not you say

England, How is that gun ban thing working? Not you say

The violent crime rate, per 100,000 people, in England is 2,034, while the violent crime rate here in America is 466.

England has banned handguns, banned rifles, restricted the hell out of shotguns, and is starting to ban knives, and yet their violent crime rate is over four times America's. Is there a better indication that banning inanimate objects does not stop criminals?

Potentially worse than the bans, though, is the societal attitude that has accompanied them. England has gradually demonized firearms, firearm ownership, firearm sports, self-defense, and self-reliance over the years, to the point where defending yourself from criminal assaults is almost likely to wind you up in prison. And just as the subjects of England have been trained not to fight back, the criminals know their victims will not resist, which makes them them that much more daring, and their lives that much easier. Hell, even England's own Olympic shooting team has to practice out of the country, on their own dime, because they would be committing a crime if they dared hone their skills inside England.

Unfortunately, the totemists, gun-grabbers, and other hoplophobes in England will only use this unfortunate situation as backing for their endless "do it again, only HARDER" mentaliy, as if continued bans and regulations will stop people who do not care about bans or regulations. Thankfully, we Americans have the opportunity to learn from our once rulers, and not succumb to the idiocy of pointless and ineffective bans that, in reality, only serve to aid and abet criminals in their illegal activities. We, as a country, have no reason to follow in the failed footsteps of once-Great Britain, and I will do my damnest to ensure we never do.


8 years 31 weeks ago, 10:03 PM


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well there you go.......

8 years 31 weeks ago, 11:00 PM


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sucks to be them

sucks to be them

8 years 24 weeks ago, 9:34 PM


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dumb limey cunts

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5 years 6 weeks ago, 4:30 AM


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Not entirely right.

I have just come across this artical today, and I am from the UK. I will point out that I am not an anti when it comes to guns, I am very pro. Their are somethings wrong with this artical. In this country, handguns are banned, but not all rifles are banned, and they have not banned knifes. In order to get a shotgun certificate you have to have a gunsafe to put your guns in which is bolted to the wall, and you need to have a pretty much clean criminal history, or in other words, you must not of commited a criminal offence where you spend something like 2 or 3 years in prison. With this certificate, you can get single and double barrel shotguns, and you can get semi auto and maybes pump shotguns that can hold 2+1 rounds. Some people in this country have defended themselfs and not gone to prison.

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