- 08-06-2012, 09:02 #21
- 08-06-2012, 09:04 #22
As to your second point, there's very little chance of either scenario coming to pass. The police service will continue to degrade in quality, while the government continues to sell off as much of it as possible to private companies. And there is zero chance of the firearms laws being relaxed, since politicians know they will probably rank just below burglars on the list of targets.
Bad as things are, expect them to get much, much worse. Give it ten years or so and the majority of the public will depend on poorly trained, glorified security guards to protect them. These guards will be employed by private companies who only care about profit. The rich will be able to hire better trained and equipped armed guards.
The few "real" coppers left will be used to protect the elite; you won't see the armed police outside Westminster or the PM's bodyguards replaced by G4S anytime soon.Democracy is not for the people.
- 08-06-2012, 09:04 #23
The OP is clearly a cunt. And coming out with scaremoungering, strawman arguments and trying to look hard. That is all.I'm not always this cynical. I am usually worse...
- 08-06-2012, 09:09 #24
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- Apr 2012
I remember reading an article a while back about a US county where it was mandatory to have a firearm in the home. They hadn't had a burglary for yonks, and the last murder occurred about thirty years previously. I believe that just the thought of being confronted by a house-owner with a gat would be a sufficient deterrent. Burglars tend to want to enjoy the fruits of their ill-gotten gains and not to risk life and limb in getting them.
- 08-06-2012, 09:29 #25
- 08-06-2012, 09:50 #26
I haven't mentioned my opinion on gun ownership for fun/sport, just for 'home defence'.
- 08-06-2012, 09:54 #27
- 08-06-2012, 10:01 #28
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- Dec 2004
Generalisation much? Or did you get nicked and have the arse.
Winsor is a lawyer for the company that advises G4S, the government's preferred bidder for the police privatisation contract.
The govt then put him in charge of destroying police terms and conditions, then put him in charge of the Inspectorate of Constabulary?!
This is blatant cronyism and corruption!
If you think anything else in the face of such disregard of an obvious conflict of interest then you're either thick or you're letting your anti police prejudice speak for you.pain heals, chicks dig scars, and glory lasts forever!!!!
- 08-06-2012, 10:02 #29
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- May 2004
Your right gun ownership does prevent burglary look at the US it never happens there. Also South Africa I believe has next to no crime thanks to free available weapons for it's citizens.When young nations awake they are prepared to offer up their finest sons for glory.
When old empires stand on the brink of collapse they offer up their NCOs
"Old soldiers never die they simply fade
away"Frank Richards DCM MM
- 08-06-2012, 10:05 #30"Crazy like wild wolves threatened by fire, send them all to the bottom of the sea."