UK and US Hoplophobes: “Only Cowards Carry”

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It started out with mild curiosity sparked by a SHTFPlan.com headline: With Knife Murders Spiking After Gun Ban, UK Urges ‘Save a Life–Surrender Your Knife. After all, this is the country…

It Should Have Been A DGU: Blighty Beatdown Edition

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Gregory McCallum, the type Brits call a yob, was the neighbor from hell. The 23-year-old McCallum had a history of noisy parties and disputes with neighbors, and the morning after…

U.K. Police To Test Blinding Laser For Crowd Control

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It may look like one, but this crude graphic (courtesy of the venerable Beeb) does not depict a scoped bullpup bipod-mounted can of ultra-pasteurized whipped cream.  It’s actually a very…

From across the pond comes this little bon mot: an ad intended to promote the idea that replica guns (here in the Colonies we call them “toys”) are being converted to real guns. Um . . . not so much. I don’t know if they know ANYTHING about guns in the Land of Boiled Food, but I’m telling you now that so-called “replica” guns are not real weapons that have been modified to be non-firing. Period. And if you tried to convert one to shoot, at best you’d end up with a one-shot-goodbye scenario where the entire thing would either not fire at all (most likely) or blow itself to bits.

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And Now for Something Completely Stupid…

From across the pond comes this little bon mot: an ad intended to promote the idea that replica guns (here in the Colonies we call them “toys”) are being converted…

Taxi driver Derrick Bird’s shotgun slaughter in the UK’s Lake District continues to put the pedal-to-the-metal re: the island nation’s efforts to strengthen its Draconian gun laws. Although Prime Minister David Cameron warned his electorate not to “jump to conclusions” about what must be done, the country’s punditocracy has eschewed any discussion of liberalizing gun laws for self-protection in favor of gun-demonization-as-usual. Oh sure, the idea that someone with a gun could have stopped Bird’s murderous rampage gets a look-in, but it’s dismissed as quickly and casually as an Eton fag. After, it’s an American concept. (Armed self-defense, not ritualistically bullying.) Ian Bell writing in heraldscotland.com . . .

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Derrick Bird Lake District Spree Killing. I Blame America

Taxi driver Derrick Bird’s shotgun slaughter in the UK’s Lake District continues to put the pedal-to-the-metal re: the island nation’s efforts to strengthen its Draconian gun laws. Although Prime Minister…

UK Home to 1,366,082 Shotguns, 453,383 Other Guns

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They call themselves the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), because shooting animals helps conserve them. (True story.) Besides, they can’t call themselves the British Association for Shooting Just…

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