Never mind The Truth About Guns. Anyone who’s been through a divorce knows the true meaning of the words “no holds barred.” As you may or should be aware of, if you’re soon-to-be or existing ex wants to abridge your Second Amendment rights, all he or she (just to be PC) has to do is claim domestic violence. Your guns will be confiscated faster than you can say “Hurricane Katrina.” As you’d expect from the Land of Hope and No Handguns, the gun control mad Brits have taken the idea to the next level: pre-emption. The Daily Mail reports . . .
Police will question the former partners of gun licence applicants about their mental stability under a proposed tightening of the law.
Former wives, girlfriends, husbands and boyfriends will be asked if the applicant has ever displayed violent traits or personality flaws.
If they say yes, officers will use their answers as grounds to reject the licence bid . . .
In future, gun licence applicants will have to list all current and recent partners. Police would then ask about the person’s behaviour to build up a picture of the applicant . . .
The Home Office is considering copying new laws introduced in Canada, where applicants must provide the authorities with details of all their partners over the past three years. These men and women are then spoken to by officers and if there is nothing untoward, they are asked to sign the gun certificate.
Cue Mandark laugh: HA! HA ha ha ha. And Ralph in three, two, one . . .