If Each Of Us Carried A Gun . . .

The Times Of London may actually “get it”

Tantalizing Excerpt:

Think tank: If each of us carried a gun . . .
. . . we could help to combat terrorism Richard Munday

For anybody who still believed in it, the Mumbai shootings exposed the myth of “gun control”. India had some of the strictest firearms laws in the world, going back to the Indian Arms Act of 1878, by which Britain had sought to prevent a recurrence of the Indian Mutiny.

The guns used in last week’s Bombay massacre were all “prohibited weapons” under Indian law, just as they are in Britain. In this country we have seen the irrelevance of such bans (handgun crime, for instance, doubled here within five years of the prohibition of legal pistol ownership), but the largely drug-related nature of most extreme violence here has left most of us with a sheltered awareness of the threat. We have not yet faced a determined and broad-based attack.

Complete Article Link:
//www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/article5299010.ece

One response to “If Each Of Us Carried A Gun . . .

  1. When common sense is not at all common things along these lines happen.(re: Mumbai)

    Perhaps the Brits are at long last figuring out that giving up the “Rights of Englishmen” for some small, and untrue imagined security just might have been a mistake.

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