“Tougher restrictions on ammunition are needed to stop British-based jihadists carrying out Paris-style gun attacks, former security minister [Lord West] has said,” reports dailymail.co,uk. “He said the UK’s tough anti-gun laws were a crucial tool in the fight against terror – but demanded further action to tighten restrictions on ammunition.” Needless to say, Lord West also reckons his former employers need more British taxpayer loot . . .
The security services ‘need more money’ to monitor suspected terrorists amid claims that up to 150 fanatics have returned from the war in Syria intent on carrying out attacks at home.
This after James Bonds’ bro’s had their budget cut by some 20 percent this year. And then had the government hand then a cheque for a rather large amount of dosh.
Following [last week’s warning] of terrorists attacks, the Chancellor George Osborne said he had handed the security services a new £100million anti-terror fund to track British lone-wolf extremists.
Mr Osborne said the cash had been handed over ‘in the last few weeks’ amid growing fears over the number of radicals returning from Iraq and Syria to wreak terror in Britain.
He said the Government would provide MI5 and MI6 with ‘all the resources and all the legislation’ they need to prevent a terrorist atrocity in Britain.
And here’s the thing: there isn’t enough money in the world to stop the terrorists. A fact that the head of the MI5 acknowledged ahead of their next intelligence failure.
But Mr Parker, the director-general of MI5, said it was almost inevitable that an attack in Britain would succeed sooner or later.
He said al-Qaeda was directing British-based fanatics from overseas to carry out attacks on airlines or a Mumbai-style gun and bomb atrocities.
In a rare public speech, Mr Parker warned: ‘Although we and our partners try our utmost, we know that we cannot hope to stop everything.’
So . . . good luck mates! As for restoring British subjects’ gun rights, the subject of armed self-defense at the sharp end by intended victims never seems to come up. Wonder why that is. [h/t NJ]