So Londoners hurled chairs, glasses and beer bottles at terrorists on a stabbing spree. Well, that’s what happens to a disarmed populace. But instead of calling for gun rights restoration, or even considering it, Mr. O’Neil and his ilk take pride in the unarmed folks deploying makeshift weapons against armed terrorists. At the same time . . .
UK Prime Minister Teresa May is promising to “conduct a review of the nation’s counterterrorism laws.” In other words, the most surveilled country on planet Earth, a country where the right to silence has long been revoked, is about to go even further down the road towards a police state.
I’d like to think it couldn’t happen here. But of course it already has. The federal leviathan capitalized on the Twin Towers attack to create the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI’s super-secret terrorist watch lists, NSA spying and so on.
But we have the Second Amendment. And tens of millions of Americans who understand that the greatest threat to their individual liberty is their government, not the agents of an Islamic death cult.
Anyway, is the UK a lost cause for liberty? As someone who lived in The Land of Hope and Glory for 12 years, I’m going to say yes. When it comes to fighting for individual freedom the Brits have lost their bottle. They’ve placed their faith, their very lives, in the hands of Her Majesty’s government. True?