The U.K. is a “gun free” paradise whose citizens are free from the “gun violence” plaguing the United States. Or not. telegraph.co.uk reports:
Peter Hedger, 61, who was known as Guy, died after being blasted with a shotgun at his £1 million home on the edge of the New Forest in Dorset in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Police said the robbers had deliberately targeted him and his partner, Simon-Pierre Hedger-Cooper, 48, in order to steal high value jewellery and designer watches that the couple stored in their detached home in Castlewood, St Ives, Dorset . . .
The charity worker, who witnessed the murder of his long time partner, was said to have been left deeply traumatised by events and was being comforted by family and specially trained officers.
I know: it should have been a defensive gun use. But in the UK? Can’t happen — unless you’re a farmer with a shotgun license (having undergone a proctological exam). And even then, if you killed the robbers, you’d be in a world of trouble.
Count yourself lucky to be living in the Home of the Brave and The Land of the Free.