No legal guns or knives. Plenty of random violence. Welcome to Britain.Submitted by Brit4RonPaul on Sat, 01/10/2009 - 13:37
I have opened this thread at the suggestion of Colognepaulist, as our thoughts on guns were encroaching on another thread.
While gun control advocates are not limited to continental Europe or Great Britain, we do seem to have more than our fair share of people who do not understand the concept of "self defense" or the concept of an armed citizenry acting as a check on government abuses.
Its not just firearms either. Any knife or blunt instrument must be justified by some purpose other than self defence.
In the security industry, for example, it is common for guards patrolling sites to carry ridiculously heavy torches (flashlights). Why? The simple possession of a blunt instrument that is actually designed for the purpose of self defence could land the owner in prison.
Here is the LPUK's position on firearms and self-defence:
"We will amend the Firearms Acts to repeal the pistol ban, which has both completely failed to reduce armed crime and crippled our country's ability to compete in the pistol shooting events in the Olympic and Commonwealth Games, while depriving law-abiding householders of the ability to defend their homes with one of the most suitable weapons available. We will also remove the legal anomaly that requires antique-patterned muzzle-loading firearms to be licensed and registered as if they were modern weapons, when the originals can be bought over the counter. Since the technology is long obsolete, we will follow the path of most European countries by removing this bureaucratic requirement.
We will amend the 1988 Criminal Justice Act to prevent law-abiding people from being prosecuted for the simple act of having sharp or pointed objects in their possession. This Act has led to perverse court rulings resulting in innocent people being convicted for carrying the tools of their trade and other non-weapons, and it has done nothing to reduce violent crime.
Throughout our first term in office we will work to further reduce and eliminate bureaucratic and legal barriers to lawful self-defence and peaceful participation in the shooting sports."