Here’s an X-ray of a resident of the United Kingdom, where there is no gun violence because handguns are banned and shotguns are tightly regulated. [More gruesome image after the jump.] “In December 2007, two men brandishing sawn-off shotguns opened fire on Mr Clarke when he answered the door of his home in Fairways, Consett, County Durham,” the dailymail.co.uk reports. “The steel or lead pellets entered his back, head and neck. He still managed to flee and only escaped possible death when a neighbour pulled him to safety inside their own home . . .
Eight months after the attack, which is alleged to have stemmed from a row with his former girlfriend, five men were charged with conspiring to murder him. But their trial collapsed when police methods, including raids on the defendants’ solicitor Paul Donoghue’s home and reading files, were called into question.
So, no rough justice and no justice.
And a cautionary note to those who would defend their castle with anything less than double-ought buck or a speciality home defense round. Just sayin’.