UK and US Hoplophobes: “Only Cowards Carry”

It started out with mild curiosity sparked by a headline: With Knife Murders Spiking After Gun Ban, UK Urges ‘Save a Life–Surrender Your Knife. After all, this is the country that developed blunted “anti-stab knives,” after “doctors … lobbied … for kitchen knives to be redesigned [because] it could help to save lives.” What new […]

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

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 crude CGI illustration of an experimental riot-control weapon that uses a laser to temporarily blind its targets.  By ‘temporarily’, we hope they don’t mean “until […]

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 to real guns. Um . . . not so much. I don’t know if they know ANYTHING about guns in the Land of Boiled Food, […]

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 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 […]

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

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 for the Sheer Bloody Hell of It. Or The British Association for Shooting and Thus Protecting Our Lives and Personal Property. ‘Cause the British government […]