UK residents are not allowed to keep or bear firearms for self-defense. So what can they do when facing violence? William Shakespeare had some general ideas on that subject: “When the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger; Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood, Disguise fair nature with hard-favour’d rage.” Tim Larkin’s down with that, with some helpful tips how to channel that rage in the most efficient, gun-free way possible. The American personal defense trainer has journeyed to The Land of Hope and Glory to teach supplicants—sorry citizens—I mean subjects the fine art of not getting killed by ‘scrotes. Only not so much, now . . .
Tim Larkin tried to board a plane from his home in Las Vegas on Tuesday, but was given a UK Border Agency letter saying “his presence here was not conducive to the public good” . . .
The Home Office said he was subject to an exclusion order.
A spokeswoman said: “The home secretary will seek to exclude an individual if she considers that his or her presence in the UK is not conducive to the public good.”
So, as the BBC reports, the Powers The Be have decided that the British sheeple (sorry, it had to be said) can not learn how to use their own bodies for self-defense. On his website, Mr. Larkin has responded with characteristic (but entirely unwarranted) good grace.
We believe the UK Home Office decision to disallow Tim Larkin from entering the UK is simply a misunderstanding on their part as to what TFT teaches. Our hope is that they will reconsider their decision, and that everything can be cleared up shortly.
Based on the wording in their ruling it appears that virtually every martial arts and reality-based self-defense instructor would need to be banned as well.
As everyone knows, TFT is extremely conscientious and responsible in all our instruction, making sure clients fully understand the importance of “avoiding the avoidable” type situations at all cost.
We do, however, recognize there are unpredictable and unavoidable ‘black swan’ type events of random violence that do occur, and we provide clear information regarding what is required to survive these situations.
Methinks Mr. Larkin doth protest too much. His assertion that it’s OK to train UK residents how to defend themselves because they probably won’t need the skills is piss-ant political pandering. While needlessly incendiary, the mainstream media’s depiction of Larkin’s training as “kill or be killed” is, at least, honest.
All humans have the right to self-defense. Whether the government recognizes this right or not is a different matter. Make no mistake, the UK’s missiles on rooftops and this restriction of the right to free speech are a logical manifestation of the removal of gun rights.
It starts with gun control. It ends in a police state, as the UK and so many other countries, both past and present, demonstrate.