Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

From Where Great Britain Used to Be

How's that gun control working out again?
Terrifying arsenal of weapons found in teaching assistant's Newall Green home
Terrifying. Their word. Another Glock 18?  No. 
The weapons – described by police as some of the most destructive they have ever seized - were linked to a series of shootings in Manchester and the north west, including one incident where a bullet narrowly missed a baby.

In a raid at the house in Burbage Road, Newall Green, police found a frightening array of firearms and ammunition, including two 9mm pistols, a 12-bore shotgun for use in combat, a Skorpion sub-machine gun, and lethal hollow-point and soft-tip bullets.
Terrifying or frightening?  Make your mind up.  There's about an order of magnitude difference.  And you know, not one of those is legal to possess in the UK. Let's see:

A compact Glock. Must've purchased that at an American gun show.

That's a "Tariq 9mm believed to have been smuggled from Iraq" that "has been linked to three shootings in Greater Manchester, including a 2009 incident where a bullet narrowly missed a sleeping baby." Wow. Don't they know that handguns are illegal in the UK?

That's your generic 12 gauge semi-auto short-barreled shotgun. I can't tell from the photo make or model, but quite effective.  Benelli, maybe? And with the extended magazine tube, quite illegal. Not that it matters, obviously.

The pièce de résistance:

A Czech Skorpion submachinegun, probably chambered in .32ACP, but it might be .380. With one magazine.  That's unpossible! Full-auto weapons have been banned in the UK since 1937!

Four guns. Four guns described as a "terrifying arsenal." Kinda reminds me of Tams snark:
It's good to have goals. Mine is that, when they finally come after me for felony jaywalking or confuse my address with the crack house two blocks down, and in the aftermath spread all my stuff on bedsheets in the front yard, I want the kids on the intarw3bz gun boards to look at that junk-on-the-bunk display and say "Wow, that is an arsenal."
If they saw what I have in my safe, they'd wet themselves. And I don't own anything full-auto.  I haven't seen it, but I doubt my collection is but a shadow of hers.  She probably owns more Smith & Wesson revolvers than I own guns.

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