View Poll Results: Should the UK handgun ban be lifted?
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- 22-05-2012, 16:37 #1
Repeal UK handgun ban?
Indian women turn to firearms against threat of violence
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"Why should I be dependent on someone else, even my husband or the police, for my own safety? I should be independent"
Having been the victim of a robbery, assault and road rage in three different countries, I can attest to the fact that the police are useless in these instances. It is simply a matter of them not being there when the crime happens and when they do come, the deed is fait accompli and it is usually your word against the criminal's (if they catch him).
- 22-05-2012, 16:42 #2
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- 22-05-2012, 16:48 #3Silence may be golden, but duct tape is more effective, and that comes in silver......
"It's not the bullet that's got my name on it that concerns me; it's all them other ones flyin' around marked 'To Whom It May Concern.'" -Unknown
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf - George Orwell
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- 22-05-2012, 16:52 #4
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I've long approved of repealing the handgun ban. Entirely separately from the issue of home defence - which is something a bit too dangerous to base an argument on, given valid questions of competence of the wielder -it remains the case that there is absolutely no correlation between the introduction of the handgun ban and a reduction of crime - gun crime actually rose every year for eight years following it. If it serves no purpose, why persist with it? It needlessly demonised harmless sportsmen. The only lasting objection seems to come from the more infantile sort of lefty terrified that he might catch The Redneck off those horrid smelly Americans, and that sort of bleating we can tune out.
Fun Fact for Fact Fans: Handgun ownership remains legal in Northern Ireland. In 2011, despite the legacy of decades of sectarian violence, the murder rate in the province was lower than that of Scotland.
- 22-05-2012, 16:58 #5
What's the point? It's not going to happen.
- 22-05-2012, 17:03 #6
- 22-05-2012, 17:05 #7
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Never going to happen,because the powers that be,along with organisations with a vested interest in banning firearms of all kinds,fail to grasp one simple fact,firearms are inanimate objects,it's the twat on the blunt end that causes the problem.
Why not ban crossbows,longbows,cricket bats,tennis racquets,even croquet mallets,these are all as deadly as a firearm in the wrong hands,and are classed as okay by the fuckwits that impose ever more draconion measures,on responsible shooters?Videre Nec Videri Oh,and MARMITE for the masses
- 22-05-2012, 17:06 #8
- 22-05-2012, 17:08 #9
You can bugger about with them in the same way you can race lawn mowers, but handguns are designed purely and simply to kill people at close range.
Shotguns, deer rifles, .22 vermin control etc are a different matter but hand guns? Sorry.'Where are the Snowdens of yesteryear'?
- 22-05-2012, 17:11 #10