You know those British gun control laws that are the envy of the people at the Brady Campaign, the Violence Policy Center, mikeb302000 and other fans of the constitution? The laws that will bring peace and tranquility to this sadly gun-crazed country if only we have the moral courage to look beyond the worst devils of our nature to enact them? Well just as a point of reference, those laws aren’t exactly working out quite like the ever-more intrusive British government had hoped. Sure, it’s hard to believe that a wide-ranging abrogation of individual liberty could have negative consequences, but there it is. And as Liverpudlians can attest, life ain’t no picnic now that all the guns are ‘gone’…
The independent.co.uk details the recent exploits of one particular group of adolescent yoots (one as young as 13) who’ve been terrorizing cabbies and convenience store owners.
Jobe Kilbride (above) was the youngest of a gang of five teenagers who robbed shopkeepers and taxi drivers in Liverpool at gunpoint.
One victim was shot in the neck while others, all chosen at random, had a loaded shotgun pointed in their faces.
Judge Mark Brown described him and his young accomplices as capable of ‘ruthless villainy’ and of having ‘no sense of danger’.
Jailing them, he said people were ‘sick and tired’ of the gangs and gun crime that blighted Liverpool..
But isn’t that unpossible? How could a modern British city live under the fear of gun crime these days with all of the laws on the books saying you can’t do that? Sure, if it were, say, New York City the locals could blame all of the loose gun laws in surrounding states for their gun crime issues. But the UK is a frickin’ island. Pointing to gun shows in Virginia as the source of their problems might be a little awkward.
Judge Brown said the gang members had no respect for authority and ‘limited thinking skills’.
He said: ‘This case highlights the scourge of gun crime and gang culture which we have in our society today. The residents of those communities are sick and tired of it.’
Addressing Jobe Kilbride, he said his use of a shotgun was a ‘terrible, sad and disturbing state of affairs’.
Judge Brown didn’t seem to have anything to say to the good people of Liverpool who live in fear for their lives every day because of sociopaths like Jobe and his crew who really couldn’t give a rat’s ass about what may be illegal in Blighty. No, those people are left to cower in fear, give up their money and pray the little hood holding the shotgun in their face doesn’t get too twitchy. That, m’lord, is a terrible, sad and disturbing state of affairs.