Sky News [UK] had a little chin wag with Police Detective Chief Inspector Theresa Breen works for the Serious and Organised Crime Command. Monty Python alert! How long before she’s transferred to the Humourous and Disorganized Crime Command? ‘Cause anyone who considers a flintlock pistol a suitable weapon for an armed robbery and/or intimidation is havin’ a laff, mate. (If I’m not mistaken, that’s a flare gun nearby. At least the vic will know when the hostilities are about to commence.) Needless to say, UK gun grabbers live in a firearms-ignorant, irony-free zone. But don’t tell Rupert Murdoch’s minions. They’re busy tooting their own horn for passing along viewer info that led to this dangerous weapons cache. Could it get any worse? You bet your Nellie! Over to you DCI Breen . . .
Many members of the public read about a supposedly widespread availability of firearms and this causes a disproportionate fear of gun crime.
Condescend much? Not only is the gun violence problem smaller than you think, you’re an idiot for thinking it. Or, apparently, a pirate. Skipping ahead . . .
Guns ultimately have one purpose: to cause death or serious injury. In criminal hands [ED: not ours, of course] they give power to individuals to use or threaten violence, to control through fear and ultimately destabilise communities.
The overwhelming majority of Londoners are intolerant of firearms and welcome the significant prison sentences that courts are delivering to those who illegally possess or use them.
Not only is the gun violence problem smaller than you think (and you’re an idiot for thinking it) but if you “tolerate” firearms ownership you’re a member of a tiny, misguided minority destined for a long stretch in the gaol.
Looks like the recent riots has done nothing to convince Little Englanders that they should take responsibility for their own safety and security. As we wait for The Land of Hope and Glory to rediscover its gun rights roots, here’s a quick pic for those of you who want to see the unsmiling face of the British Nanny State: